A highly trained and experienced oral surgeon is available to perform anesthesia at any of our Michigan Oral Surgeons locations in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Adrian, or Dexter, MI.
At Michigan Oral Surgeons, we understand that undergoing surgery may make patients anxious, and it is our goal to provide the most pleasant and painless experience possible. Our practice offers a variety of anesthetic and sedative options to ensure your surgical experience is comfortable, and your treatment is anxiety-free.
Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor oral surgical procedures such as simple dental extractions, single dental implant placement, or small soft tissue biopsies in the mouth. Local anesthetic only affects the site to be worked on.
This is commonly known as laughing gas. This is a mild sedative that is administered by way of a nasal hood. The patient breathes the gas though their nose and will relax the patient. It does not make one fall asleep. It is commonly used in young children and is always accompanied by a local anesthetic injection in the area to be treated. After the treatment is completed, the patient will breathe some oxygen for a few minutes, and the sedative effects of the gas will dissipate.
Intravenous Sedation/General Anesthesia
This category of anesthesia includes primarily those anesthetics that are administered through an intravenous approach. The medications act to give the patient a combination of tranquility, sedation, and amnesia. The amount and type of medication given will determine the depth of anesthesia. This technique is most commonly used during the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, extensive dental implant surgery, or any surgical treatment that is more invasive or lengthy. The option of this type of anesthesia is available to most patients and can be used for minor procedures as well.
Who administers the anesthesia?
The anesthesia is administered by our oral surgeons. The training received by our oral surgeons during their residency makes them uniquely qualified to provide this type of anesthesia in a safe manner. Our surgical staff is also trained in the monitoring and assistance in the management of the patient during anesthesia. Our offices are equipped with the state-of-the-art in anesthesia monitoring devices and our doctors and staff attend regular seminars on anesthetic management and emergency care.