If you are scheduled to have oral surgery, such as your wisdom teeth removed, or you have a child who is needing oral surgery, you may be worried about the safety of anesthesia. Learning more about the procedure is a great way to help you trust the oral surgeons and procedure. Feel safe knowing these important facts on anesthesia.
Fact 1 – Anesthesia is safe.
According to studies, oral anesthesia has shown to be very safe when administered by a trained oral surgeon in the office setting. At Oral & Facial Surgery Institute, oral surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation methods, including local anesthesia, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. They have received training in airway management, endotracheal intubation, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia.
Fact 2 – Anesthesia eases pain.
One of the most common reasons for the administration of anesthesia is to limit the pain felt by a patient during intensive oral surgeries. Though oral surgeons take every precaution to limit pain and damage to your mouth during surgery, some procedures require deep work into the jaw bone, tooth roots, or nerve areas. These can be sources of pain that anesthesia greatly helps with or even completely eliminates.
Fact 3 – Anesthesia eases anxiety.
If you dread having dental work done, much like the majority of the world does, anesthesia will greatly reduce your levels of anxiety and may even rid you of it completely while you are in the office. Anxiety about oral health and treatment is common, but taking the appropriate precautionary steps can alleviate your symptoms.
Hopefully these facts on anesthesia can put your mind at ease. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety or uses of anesthesia, contact Shawn B. Davis at Oral & Facial Surgery Institute, (435) 238-7083 today. We can help prepare you to have stress-free oral surgery.