Anesthesia and IV Sedation
Staying healthy might seem like a bit of a challenge at times, but it is well worth the effort you expend. After all, a healthy person is a someone who can better adapt to whatever life might throw at them, which is an important part of living successful and happy life. With this in mind, it is important that you pay attention to your oral health. When you notice issues, you shouldn't be afraid to bring them up to your dentist! Do not avoid them until you simply can't ignore the problem any longer, in other words, but rather be proactive and take the steps necessary to help ensure that you maintain an optimal level of oral health. We can help you get through any necessary procedures quickly and comfortably thanks to the various anesthesia options that we are happy to offer our patients.
What is Anesthesia?Whenever you have a serious medical procedure done that is invasive in nature or would otherwise cause pain or discomfort, you will most likely receive some kind of anesthesia before it begins. If you have ever had any dental work done, you have most likely already experienced this. When filling a cavity, for example, we make sure to apply a local anesthetic so that the procedure does not cause you any discomfort whatsoever. The substance that numbers your lips and your gums is the anesthetic. There are different kinds of anesthesia that are used depending upon the procedure in question. In all cases, anesthesia is administered by an experienced professional here at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery.
When Do I Need Anesthesia?Anytime you will be undergoing a procedure that could cause significant discomfort or pain, you should probably have anesthesia of some sort. Note that this is not really something you generally need to ask for; medical professionals should have it prepared and ready to go when you come in for a procedure that generally calls for it. At Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery, for example, we are happy to provide the best in local anesthetic to our patients when performing basic dental procedures like tooth extractions or implant placement.
Depending upon the procedure in question, there might be different anesthesia options available, from which you could choose. A more in depth surgical procedure might require something like IV anesthesia and sedation, which is something we will always discuss with you before the date of your surgery arrives. You will be able to ask us questions about anesthesia before we administer it. That way we can answer any concerns you might have and make sure that you are ready for the surgery and comfortable with the anesthetic technique that will be used.
Is Anesthesia Safe?Anesthesia is safe. It might seem like a scary procedure, but the fact of the matter is that anesthesia, in the hands of trained professionals, is a boon to patients.
For more information about anesthesia and how we work hard to make sure that our patients are comfortable, contact us today at Centennial Hills: (702) 660-5574, Summerlin: (702) 660-5576!