Many procedures are performed with the patient undergoing IV Conscious Sedation or "Twigh-light" Sleep Anesthesia. Procedures currently being performed in our out-patient surgical facility include: Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery, Dental Implants, All-on-Four ™, Teeth in a Day™, Bone Grafting, TMJ Arthroscopy, Endoscopic Brow Lifts, Face-Lifts, Rhinoplasties (nose), and Blepharoplasties (eyes).
Many out-patient surgical procedures are safely and comfortably performed with IV Conscious Sedation. Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is uniquely qualified to perform this method of Anesthesia. The OMFS Residency requires extensive training in General Anesthesia and airway management. Procedures are performed with continuous monitoring of breathing, oxygen content in the tissues (saturation), blood pressure, and heart rate and rhythm.
Medications used reduce pain and anxiety and produce a depressed level of consciousness while maintaining the patients normal breathing. Short acting medicines allow for a quick recovery with minimal side effects. IV Conscious Sedation requires the patient to have an empty stomach 6-8 hours prior to the procedure, to have a responsible escort drive them home and remain with the patient for 24 hours. A history and physical exam is required of each patient prior to undergoing IV Conscious Sedation.