Absolutely!  And often very necessary.  Mentally preparing yourself to have your wisdom teeth extracted is much easier when you aren’t worried about how and what you’ll feel during the procedure. Fortunately, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have a notable reputation for being superbly trained in the art of administering anesthesia for surgery on the face and mouth. With the proper selection and dosage of medications, your pain and anxiety levels can be managed so that your experience will be actually pleasant and more productive.

The average dental patient can easily understand the benefits and advantages of dental anesthesia and sedation. No one wants to feel any pain, the surgeon certainly doesn’t want to hurt you, and most patients are more comfortable when they are asleep during the procedure.

However, even with the obvious advantages, you are perfectly justified in confirming that your anesthesia is administered carefully. After all, you want to enjoy a peaceful dental experience that won’t precipitate any serious negative outcomes.

For your safety, your oral surgeon has been trained to select, prescribe, and administer a variety of medications for this proposed surgical treatment. This in-depth education includes pharmacology, anesthesiology, physiology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – dental school, medical school, and a 6 year residency program.   The comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum ensures that the surgeon, as well as the surgical team, can provide you with the care that is best for you and also allows them to manage any incidents that may arise.

The most commonly prescribed sedatives and anesthetics are safe when they are administered orally, inhaled, or intravenously (with an IV) under the direct supervision of a responsible and experienced oral surgeon. However, before any medications are dispensed, your health history and airway will be reviewed thoroughly to prevent any potential health complications or allergic reactions.

In a clean and safe environment, and under the control of a surgical specialist, you can feel confident about your decision to choose anesthesia for tooth extraction procedures or other oral surgery treatments. Anesthesia means that you’ll have no reason to worry about the outcome, and you’ll know exactly what to expect before your treatment begins. Contact our team at ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio to learn more. Call 312-328-9000 to schedule your professional consultation today.