Office Anesthesia

Patients undergoing surgery often experience a great deal of anxiety. The medications available today allow surgery to be performed with no discomfort while under anesthesia. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have administered anesthesia since modern anesthesia was developed and are the only dental specialists with thorough training in this area.

An evaluation of your medical history will allow Drs. Dachille, Laing and Paladino to determine if office anesthesia is appropriate. If a pre-existing health condition exist a patient's primary care physician may be consulted. Using these guidelines, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have established an excellent safety record over the last century.

Our office is fully equipped with all appropriate emergency equipment, and our Doctors and Staff have advanced instructions in its use. We offer the following types of office based Anesthesia:

  1. Conscious sedation: Conscious sedation involves starting an IV and administering medication, which causes significant relaxation. Patients will respond to commands and may remember parts of their surgery. This sedation requires the patient to have nothing to eat or drink for 8 hours prior to surgery and have an escort present.

  2. Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia: Deep sedation and general anesthesia are administered by IV medications. Patients are completely asleep and have no recollection of their surgery. These types of anesthesia require the patient to have nothing to eat or drink eight hours prior to surgery and have an escort present.

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