How We Keep Patients Comfortable During Oral Surgery

July 21, 2021

When you undergo an extensive treatment option, particularly one that involves oral surgery, we want to make sure you continue to feel calm and comfortable. To accomplish this, our team will administer dental sedation. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentist talks about our calming agents and solutions for those with dental anxiety.

Common Surgical Procedures

What is an example of oral surgery? Common examples include wisdom tooth extraction, in which we remove wisdom teeth before they cause problems for the alignment, health, and function of your smile. Placing dental implants to address tooth loss is also an oral surgical procedure, as we insert them into the jawbone. If you’ve lost mass and density in the jawbone due to tooth loss, we could use ridge augmentation and sinus lifts to rebuild your jaw, both of which require surgery. We often use the procedures to improve the health, beauty, and function of your smile!

Nitrous Oxide and Oral Options

We have an array of sedation options to help you enter a calm and relaxed state. For more minor procedures, or to help those with dental anxiety, we may suggest nitrous oxide or oral sedation. With nitrous oxide, we administer a gas through a mask over your nose, which helps you enter a calm and relaxed state. The effects wear off when the procedure ends. Oral sedation is taken in the form of a pill or liquid prior to the procedure, and takes time to wear off as it sends you into a deeper state of relaxation. A friend or family member may need to bring you home afterward.

IV Sedation

The deepest form of sedation is IV. We first look at your medical history and current state of health before we recommend this option, and we typically reserve it for major oral surgery. You enter a very deep state of relaxation, with no memory of the procedure afterward. A trained anesthesiologist will be on hand to monitor you throughout the entire procedure. The effects will take time to wear off, so again a friend or family member will need to be on hand to bring you home. If you have any questions about how we ensure your comfort during your procedure, or if you would like to schedule a visit with our team, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Dental Sedation?

Our team wants to make sure you and your family members always remain calm and comfortable during your visit. Schedule an appointment today and learn about our calming agents. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.