NITROUS OXIDE AND INTRAVENOUS SEDATION
Because of the advanced training of our doctors and staff, we are able to provide nitrous oxide and intravenous sedation (IV) in order to make your surgery as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
All of our surgeons have had extensive training and experience in the administration of nitrous oxide and IV sedation, and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our operating room is equipped with state of the art monitors and equipment for the safe use of anesthesia. If you wish to have nitrous oxide or IV sedation for your procedure, it is customary to see you first for a consultation. The doctor will review your medical history and discuss the different anesthetic options with you. At this time a determination will be made if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide or IV sedation. Safety is always our primary concern.
LOCAL ANESTHESIA Topical anesthetics are applied to mouth tissues with a swab to prevent pain on the surface level. Topical anesthetics are used to numb an area in preparation for administering an injectable local anesthetic.
Injectable local anesthetics, such as Novocaine, prevent pain in a specific area of your mouth during treatment by blocking the nerves that sense or transmit pain and numbing mouth tissues. They cause the temporary numbness often referred to as a "fat lip" feeling.