Oral surgery can be a little overwhelming and a bit stressful for many patients. When you are in the care of Dr. Wilson, oral surgery is both a pleasant and safe experience. He is licensed and credentialed in Arizona to offer all levels of anesthesia and sedation dentistry, so Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa, and Casa Grande patients who are nervous, seeking comfort, or have fears can feel at ease from the beginning to the end of any treatment.
Different levels of sedation can be used to help you relax and feel at ease during any procedure. It can also alleviate anxiety and help you feel less apprehensive as Dr. Wilson and his team skillfully care for you.
All treatments offered by Dr. Wilson can be performed with sedation. His specialized training allows him to offer a wide range of options in sedation to ensure the optimum level of your comfort.
With local anesthesia, you’ll remain completely awake and conscious, but will not feel the procedure. A local anesthetic is administered in the area where treatment is being performed. Local anesthesia is a great solution for minor soft-tissue procedures or basic tooth extractions.
Nitrous oxide has a sedative and pain-control affect. It involves a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen administered through a nasal breathing device. With this level of sedation, you remain conscious, but in a completely relaxed state.
This method of sedation involves taking a medicine about an hour prior to your scheduled appointment. This enables you to experience a level of relaxation and comfort before your appointment as well as during the procedure itself.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Intravenous sedation, also called twilight sleep, helps you feel controlled and comfortable during treatment. It is designed to help you feel relaxed, rested, and not remember procedures you may not want to remember. If you choose the option of IV sedation, you will feel calm and comfortable, and may drift in and out of sleep during your appointment.
In some cases, either because of the nature of the procedure or because of the anxiety that a patient possesses, a general anesthetic is required. During this type of anesthesia, you will experience a deep sleep and wake up having no memory of the procedure that was performed. General anesthesia is a safe, effective method of sedation when performed by a licensed and experienced professional like Dr. Wilson.
Our goal is to give you the very best care in an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Wilson is a qualified oral surgeon dedicated to continued education in sedation dentistry for Gilbert, Mesa, Casa Grande, Phoenix, and surrounding communities. For more information or to schedule your consultation, we invite you to contact us at The Maxillofacial Surgery Center.