Part of what makes them the option of choice for many patients is the fact that they offer sedation for those procedures to help people not struggle with pain or anxiety during whatever is being done.
Types of Sedation to Expect at Most Oral Surgeon's OfficesWhen you go to a dentist's office, you can often expect nitrous. This is common, and able to take the edge off of minor procedures, but it isn't going to work when you have something bigger done. That's why it is important to go into an oral surgeon's office when the procedure is bigger. They have more options.
You can get lightly sedated through medications, which are meant to simply make you a bit tired, but to basically take all anxiety and throw it out the window. This is perfect for what most patients need. However, if you are very nervous or having a large procedure, you can also go with IV sedation.
This means that you are given sedative medications through an IV placed in your body, usually in your arm. The medication can be regulated, and increased or decreased based on your reaction and needs.
For major procedures, you may also need to turn to an oral surgeon that has hospital privileges, as they may need to use general anesthesia. However, that is rarely used in dentistry when it can be avoided. To find out what we offer contact our office and ask. They will know best!