Types of Anesthesia
Some of the types of anesthesia that we offer are outlined below.
Local anesthesia implies a conscious patient throughout the procedure. Usually using lidocaine, the anesthesia is applied to the area of surgery. This is also coupled with the other methods of anesthesia. Some examples of procedures that would only require local anesthesia would be minor tooth extractions and sutures.
Nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen is given to the patient through a nasal mask. This relaxes the patient in a conscious state. Some examples of procedures that would require nitrous would be implant placements or tooth extractions. Nitrous Oxide is also an effective treatment for those patients that suffer from anxiety as it has a calming and relaxing effect.
Intravenous and/or General Anesthesia
Anesthesia is given via an IV and the patient falls into an unconscious state where their vitals are monitored closely. Most commonly used anesthesia is Fentanyl, Ketamine, Propofol, and Diprivan. This becomes available for surgeries that carry a certain amount of complexity or time limits. Wisdom tooth removals or dental implant placements can fall under this category.
Hospital General Anesthesia
This type of anesthesia would be given by an anesthesiologist in a hospital. This is usually reserved for extensive surgeries or patients in a vulnerable state where the patient can be monitored throughout.