Anesthesia

San Marcos Sedation

 

Do You Need Of Dental Sedation Surgery in San Marcos, Texas?

All surgeries can be a little uncomfortable and scary, dental surgeries included. Being sedated during a procedure can ease discomfort and anxiety. If you are in need of dental surgery, the procedure may require a sedation method to make you more comfortable. If you do require a dental surgery that sedation is necessary, you may need to arrange for someone else to drop you off and pick you up from your procedure. Many of our sedation options will not allow you to transport yourself home after a procedure, so arrangements need to be made if that is the case. The best way to plan ahead is to educate yourself on what sedation methods we offer and whether or not you will be able to transport yourself home after the procedure, as soon as you can before the procedure.

What Sedation Methods We Offer

Our locations offer four different methods of sedation. Two of our methods are administered through an IV.

Administered Without An IV

The first method that we offer is the only method that does not require you to make plans for a ride home. This method is nitrous oxide. This method, like the other three keeps the patient comfortable and at ease.

Our second method of sedation is oral sedation. This method is also not administered through an IV and like nitrous oxide, will reduce the anxiety that may come from undergoing a surgical procedure. Unlike nitrous oxide, this method of sedation does require you to arrange for transportation before and after your procedure. Oral sedation takes longer to leave your system, thus keeping you from legally transporting yourself.

Administration With An IV

The first method of sedation that is administered through an IV, that we offer, is moderate sedation. Any procedure that calls for moderate sedation requires the patient to not eat anything for eight hours prior to the procedure. This sedation method also keeps the patient under for a majority of their surgery, but not quite all of it. This method also requires you to plan for an alternate means of transportation home from your procedure.

The last method of sedation that we offer is deep sedation. This method is also administered through an IV. If the patient is administered the deep sedation method, they will be unconscious for the entire procedure. Like moderate sedation, the patient must fast for eight hours before the surgery This method, like moderate sedation as well as oral sedation, requires the patient to be picked up and taken home by another person.

Austin Oral Surgery: A Staff That You Can Trust

Austin Oral Surgery offers patients 45 years of combined experience as well as ten convenient locations around the Austin area, including near in San Marcos. The Austin Oral Surgery staff is dedicated to providing patients will exceptional oral health care as well as a comfortable office environment that is filled with a staff that they can trust. Our staff is very experienced in all of our offered services, including those which require a sedation method. We also offer our patients on-call doctors, 24/7. We do this so that our patients can reach us, no matter what time of the day. We proudly put our patients first and it is very important to us that each patient receives the best possible experiences in our offices. We truly hope that you choose one of the Austin Oral Surgery locations for your oral health needs.

Call Us Today

If you wish to inquire about any of our services, call us today at 512-402-6677 with any questions, concerns or if you would like to schedule an appointment.