Anesthesia

We offer multiple levels of sedation and work with you to determine the best option for your surgery and comfort level.

Anesthesia

A large percentage of our patients undergo IV Sedation. Each of Austin Oral Surgery’s doctors is licensed to provide IV Deep Sedation, as all of our surgeons have undergone extensive training in anesthesia as part of their residency training. They are able to provide you with a very safe and comfortable experience. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have more anesthesia training than any other medical or dental specialty other than anesthesiologist.

Types of Sedation

  • Nitrous Oxide: Decreases anxiety, increases comfort and clears your system quickly so that you are able to drive yourself home following your procedure.
  • Oral Sedation: Decreases anxiety and increases comfort. If you’re scheduled to have this type of sedation, it is required that you arrange for someone to escort you to your appointment, remain with you in our office for the duration of your surgery, and drive you home.
  • IV Moderate Sedation: You sleep through much of the procedure. If you’re scheduled to have this type of sedation, it is required that you arrange for someone to escort you to your appointment, remain with you in our office for the duration of your surgery, and drive you home. A period of 8 hours of fasting prior to the procedure is also required.
  • IV Deep Sedation: You sleep through much (and often all) of the procedure. If you’re scheduled to have this type of sedation, it is required that you arrange for someone to escort you to your appointment, remain with you in our office for the duration of your surgery, and drive you home. A period of 8 hours of fasting prior to the procedure is also required.

Our team of board-certified oral surgeons can ensure your procedure with anesthesia is comfortable, safe, and hassle-free.

What should I expect if I will be undergoing sedation?

Transportation
Day of Surgery
During Surgery
After Surgery