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It is normal to feel anxious or nervous when it comes to undergoing any surgical procedure. At Raleigh Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we understand these feelings and are here to provide the support and care you need to ensure a comfortable and positive experience. Our practice, located in Raleigh and Clayton, NC, is staffed by highly skilled and experienced oral surgeons who are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care in a safe and modern environment.

When it comes to anesthesia options, our experienced oral surgeons will discuss the various types with you and help determine the most appropriate one for your specific needs. With our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Eric Hoverstad, DDS, Brian Camp, DDS, MD, Ryan Milewski, DDS, and Jason Marrazzo, DDS, FACS, you can trust that you are in capable hands. Schedule your consultation or learn more about the anesthesia options available by contacting one of our offices in Raleigh or Clayton, NC.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia involves the administration of numbing medication directly to the surgical area. This ensures that you won't feel any pain during the procedure while remaining awake and aware.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a form of conscious sedation that helps you feel calm and relaxed. It is administered through a mask, and it provides mild pain relief along with a sense of tranquility.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

IV sedation, often referred to as twilight sedation, is a deeper level of sedation. Medications are administered intravenously, inducing a semi-conscious state during the surgery. This form of sedation eliminates pain and often results in no memory of the procedure afterward.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is used for more extensive procedures and renders patients completely unconscious. It is typically administered in surgery centers or hospitals. Our team will guide you on the most appropriate setting for your specific needs.

About Sedation Dentistry

​​If you experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry may be the solution you've been looking for. At Raleigh Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, our team of experienced oral surgeons are dedicated to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience for patients in Raleigh and Clayton, NC. With the option of sedation dentistry, you can now receive the dental care you need without the anxiety.

Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, utilizes various levels of sedation to help patients relax and feel calm during dental procedures. It can benefit patients of all ages, allowing them to undergo necessary dental procedures without fear or discomfort.

Our team of oral surgeons will assess your specific needs and determine the appropriate level of sedation for your procedure. Different levels of sedation exist, ranging from mild to deep sedation, and the type chosen will depend on the complexity of the procedure and your level of anxiety.

It is important to note that sedation dentistry should only be administered by qualified healthcare professionals, such as our board-certified oral surgeons. Our doctors have undergone years of specialized training in anesthesia administration and patient monitoring, ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is suitable for both children and adults who experience dental fears, phobias, sensitivity, a strong gag reflex, restlessness, or have had past traumatic experiences. It is particularly helpful for longer procedures or for those who have been postponing necessary treatment due to fear of surgery or pain.

Can Oral Surgeons Perform Anesthesia?

It is important to note that as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors have the necessary training and qualifications to administer all forms of anesthesia. They have undergone extensive education and hands-on training in a residency program after completing dental school. This specialized training prepares them to safely administer anesthesia and monitor patients throughout the surgical procedure.

Where Greater Raleigh Experiences Oral Surgery Excellence

At Raleigh Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we are committed to providing exceptional care and achieving outstanding outcomes. With two offices in Raleigh and one in Clayton, our practice is proud to serve the greater Raleigh community. We invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation for oral surgery and see how we can help you enhance your oral health.