Different levels of sedation can be used to help you relax and feel at ease during any procedure.
Making Oral Surgery a Dream With Sedation
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 patients who are nervous, seeking comfort, or have fears can feel at ease from the beginning to the end of any treatment.
Alleviating anxiety and helping you feel less apprehensive
All treatments offered by Dr. Wilson can be performed with sedation. His specialized training allows him to offer a wide range of options to ensure the optimum level of your comfort.
Our Different Types of Sedation
- Local Anesthesia
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
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.
- Oral Sedation
This method 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)
Intravenous, 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.
- General Anesthesia
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 when performed by a licensed and experienced professional like Dr. Wilson.