It is normal for many patients to feel a sense of anxiety or nervousness before a surgical procedure. Our surgical staff wants to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible for your procedure.

We offer a variety of options for sedation when you undergo any oral surgical procedure at Permian Basin Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. The methods used often depend on the preference of the patient, the patient’s overall health, and the nature of the surgical procedure.

Anesthesia Options

Local Anesthesia

A local anesthetic is administered in the area that the surgery is performed and can be used in conjunction with other anesthetic options.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation or General Anesthesia

IV sedation is administered through an intravenous line and allows the patient to fall completely asleep throughout the procedure. This option is commonly used in semi-invasive surgical procedures, such as bone grafting and extractions, and can also be utilized when patients experience a high level of anxiety.

Hospital or Operating Room-Based General Anesthesia

If you undergo an extensive procedure, such as facial trauma surgery or jaw reconstruction, you may undergo general anesthesia in a hospital or our state-of-the-art surgery suite, which is administered by an anesthesiologist.

Are oral surgeons qualified to administer anesthesia?

Yes! All oral surgeons must undergo extensive training before administering anesthesia. In addition to their training, oral surgeons also have valuable experience in the medical field performing anesthesia, including the administration of operating room anesthesia in hospitals, as well as in-office anesthesia in specialty facilities, while performing oral surgeries. Unlike the majority of general dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons have received the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners to perform anesthesia, which allows them to perform IV sedation or general anesthesia.