Sedation & General Anesthesia

Feeling nervous and anxious about visiting the dentist is very common, especially when a major surgical operation is involved. This is why Broward Oral Surgery Associates offers sedation and general anesthesia as two options to help patients feel dramatically more comfortable in the dentist’s chair and relax during their procedures.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry utilizes various medications that help patients relax. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is the most popular form of sedation because it is inhaled using a mask placed over the face and easily controlled. The effects of laughing gas wear off so quickly that it’s the only form of sedation that allows a patient to drive himself home after a procedure. Oral sedation and IV sedation are two others options that help patients undergo surgery without any stress.

General Anesthesia

While most forms of sedation simply help to relax patients while they are still awake, general anesthesia actually places patients into an unconscious state. Conscious sedation is appropriate in the majority of situations, but general anesthesia is preferred during complex and potentially traumatic procedures like the removal of wisdom teeth and other types of oral surgery. This type of anesthesia is simply applied with an injection in the hand or arm and allows Dr. Seider and Dr. Stevens to complete any oral surgery without causing pain, fear, or discomfort.

Broward Oral Surgery Associates offers South Florida’s premier oral and maxillofacial surgery services, like wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and much more. Thanks to sedation dentistry and general anesthesia, all of these surgeries can be completed free of pain. When you visit Broward Oral Surgery Associates in Pembroke Pines or Hollywood, Florida, your skilled oral surgeon will explain your sedation and anesthesia options and help you achieve the highest-quality oral surgery results through a positive, anxiety-free experience.