Local Anesthesia You will be fully awake during the procedure, but you won't be able to feel any pain. You may feel some pressure, but it shouldn't hurt. When you receive local anesthesia, you will receive an injection (or several) into the gum surrounding the tooth. General anesthesia is the only true sleep dentistry option.
Under general anesthesia, patients remain completely unconscious throughout the treatment process. This ensures total comfort and relaxation, even during the most advanced oral surgery. For your safety, your vital signs will be closely monitored throughout your treatment, and if you are at greater risk of complications, we may recommend that you have the procedure performed in a hospital. To ensure maximum comfort and safety during these advanced surgical procedures, most oral surgeons offer a wide range of dental sedative options, from the mildest nitrous oxide to general anesthesia.
If you need to sleep fully during the procedure, oral surgeons can usually help. When you are put under general anesthesia, you will be unconscious and will not remember anything after oral surgery. If you need to stay asleep during oral surgery in Manalapan, your specialist will provide deep sedation. Before starting your surgical treatment plan, your oral surgeon will discuss your options, explain the benefits and potential drawbacks, and help you find the best sedative option.
Before the general dentist or oral surgeon begins the extraction process, the anesthetic will be administered. The outpatient procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia by a general dentist or oral surgeon, depending on the complexity of the surgery. While you are under local anesthesia, an injection is still given and the dentist will extract your teeth just as you would while you are awake, with the only difference that you are fast asleep without realizing what is happening. After surgery, the oral surgeon will move you to a recovery room while you wait for the effects of general anesthesia to wear off.
For patients who want to improve their comfort during oral surgery, but who don't necessarily need full anesthesia, there are other, milder forms of sedation. However, people with chronic conditions may be at risk of complications and should consult their doctor before oral surgery. Being awake during the extraction of your wisdom teeth simply means that you will know that the dentist is working on you, but you won't feel any pain. You can also use conscious oral or intravenous sedatives to achieve a deeper level of relaxation without being completely unconscious during treatments.