Is Sedation Safe?


Austin-Oral-Surgery-Becoming-An-oral-Surgeon-300x237At Austin Oral Surgery, we offer many different sedation options and work with you to determine the best option for your surgery and comfort level. For a detailed list of our sedation options, check out this page from our website. Our sedation options include:

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Moderate Sedation
  • IV Deep Sedation

Is Sedation Safe?

Some people may be wary about receiving anesthesia in an oral surgery office. However, it should be noted that oral surgeons have more anesthesia training than any other medical or dental professional (besides anesthesiologists), and they are more than qualified to deliver safe and effective sedation to their patients.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, all oral and maxillofacial surgeons are “experienced in airway management, endotracheal intubation, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia.” Oral surgeons gain this experience during their four year residency following dental school where they serve on the medical anesthesiology service. During this time, oral surgery residents evaluate patients, deliver anesthetic, and monitor post-operative patients just like a licensed anesthesiologist.

All of our oral surgeons have years of experience within the oral surgery field, and have been administering anesthesia during oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures for many years.

Oral Surgeon

At Austin Oral Surgery, all of our surgeons are not only licensed to provide anesthesia, but they have undergone extensive training. If you have any questions about sedation options or concerns about the oral surgery process, do not hesitate to contact us to speak with a member of our Patient Service Team. Call today!