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Why Choose North Metro Oral & Implant Surgery?

  • Comfortable and
    Accommodating Dental Office
  • Surgeon with over
    20 Years of Experience
  • General Anesthesia

Local Anesthetic

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It is incredibly important that we remove the possibility of experiencing discomfort during your treatment. Before beginning any surgery or treatment, we administer a local anesthetic to numb your tooth, gums or other oral structures. This step removes nearly all sensation, ensuring that you do not feel pain or discomfort during your extraction, bone graft, facial trauma repair or other treatment. If you have questions about this anesthetic, we’ll happily take the time to answer them and meet your accommodations however possible.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

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Considered to be the mildest form of sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide is also referred to as “laughing gas.” This method of sedation is also found in general dental offices and intended to ease mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety or phobia. The gaseous sedative is administered through a nasal mask and controlled on the fly by the surgeon. You’ll still be incredibly relaxed after receiving nitrous oxide, but still awake, allowing you to inform the dentist of your comfort levels.

General Anesthesia

Woman in dental chair with eyes closed

Unlike sedation dentistry, general anesthesia is found in all hospitals and provided for most surgeries, not just oral surgery. It is designed to put you into a deep sleep-like state, making you completely unconscious. This method typically uses a combination of sedatives transported through inhaled gases and intravenous drugs. The brain does not respond to pain signals or reflexes in any way under this form of sedation.

IV Sedation Dentistry 

IV sedative drip

A much stronger form of sedation compared to nitrous oxide, but not as strong as general anesthesia, IV sedation is ideal for those with severe levels of dental anxiety or fear. As the name suggests, the sedatives are administered intravenously and monitored very closely during the treatment. While it puts you into a deep state of relaxation, it does not make you completely unconscious. Like laughing gas, you’ll be able to inform the doctor of your comfort levels and request more sedative as needed.

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