Anesthesia & Sedation Dentistry
Committed to Providing a Comfortable Surgical Experience
Undergoing a surgical procedure can naturally cause feelings of stress or anxiety. At Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, we offer a variety of anesthesia or sedation options to help you feel comfortable during your procedure and have a calm, safe surgical experience. Our oral surgeons are trained and qualified to administer anesthesia while monitoring patients for their health and safety.
During your first visit to our office, we will explain all of your anesthesia options and help you select the right choice for your procedure. Learning about your treatment can help you feel more at ease, and we will walk you through your procedure and answer your questions to keep you informed at every step. Our team is happy to make special accommodations for you and your family. To schedule your consultation at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery and learn about your anesthesia options, contact our office in Columbia, Nottingham, Laurel, Catonsville, Lutherville, Fulton, or Westminster, MD.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help minimize discomfort during a dental procedure so that patients have a calm, comfortable, and positive experience. Anesthesia and sedation is an excellent option if you or your child experience:
- Anxiety about undergoing surgery
- Fear of needles
- Strong gag reflex
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Require lengthy or multiple procedures
- Difficulty sitting still
- A low pain threshold
Many patients of all ages, including pediatric patients and adults, are candidates for anesthesia and sedation. If you have avoided dental care or oral surgery because of these reasons, we invite you to contact our office. Our team understands the anxiety and medical issues that prevent people from undergoing treatment, and we are here to provide comfort and reassurance throughout the oral surgery journey so that you can receive the care you need.
Types of Anesthesia
There are many types of anesthesia and sedation options available to you.
Can Any Dentist Perform Sedation?
All general dentists have some level of training with anesthesia or sedation, which often includes local anesthesia. More complex options, however, require advanced training. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental professionals required to undergo the necessary training for anesthesia and sedation after dental school. They are the most qualified dental experts to safely administer anesthesia while monitoring a patient’s health and safety during surgery. When a patient requires anesthesia or sedation, dentists and other healthcare professionals refer them to an oral surgeon.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
When administered by a trained professional, such as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective tool. When you undergo anesthesia at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, we closely examine your medical history and current conditions to ensure it is safe to administer anesthesia before doing so. During the procedure, our staff is trained to monitor your vitals and if necessary, we have oxygen and medication available to reverse the effects of anesthesia or sedation.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is valuable because it allows patients to comfortably receive the care they need. Many people put off dental surgery because they are afraid of pain, have anxiety, or have experienced a traumatic dental trip in the past. By offering anesthesia and sedation, we can create positive dental experiences and help patients make positive steps in their oral health. Patients who are open to exploring their anesthesia options often come to find that oral surgery can be quick, easy, and enjoyable with a compassionate, supportive team.
How to Prepare for Anesthesia or Sedation
At the consultation appointment, we will provide pre-operative instructions that outline how to prepare for your upcoming procedure. If you are undergoing IV sedation, it is important to note that you are responsible for arranging a ride home. A responsible adult must be present in the office during your procedure and take you home after. If you have questions before your procedure, contact the office where you had your consultation visit and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
Committed to Patient Care & Clinical Excellence
As a patient at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, you can expect to receive the highest level of care from a team centered around your needs. We proudly serve patients of all ages in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan areas and invite you to contact us to schedule your appointment.
Schedule your consultation at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery today and receive a custom treatment plan for your oral health needs. We have multiple offices throughout the Baltimore and Washington areas and look forward to caring for you and your loved ones.