IV Sedation & Anesthesia
One of the most common questions our staff gets is, “Will it hurt?” Our answer? No. While swelling and mild pain are common after oral surgery, you will not feel pain during your procedure. Local anesthesia numbs small areas, but we use IV sedation and general anesthesia for more rigorous procedures.
Intravenous sedation involves administering a fast-acting medication through a vein. Patients feel relaxed and generally have no recollection of their procedure. It is normal to feel groggy upon waking, and you will need someone to assist you to your home.
General anesthesia is the most effective form of sedation for oral surgeries and is used for patients who are having more extensive oral surgery. Anesthesia is administered both orally and intravenously. Patients are fully unconscious and have no memory of the procedure. Again, someone must assist you home.
While Dr. Mahjoubi performs oral surgery practically every workday, she understands that it is a unique and perhaps even frightening experience for you. That’s why we do everything we can to put you at ease. If you’re nervous about being sedated, please don’t hesitate to talk to us. We’re here to help you relax – both before and during your procedure.