At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, we understand you may be nervous about an upcoming procedure. We want to provide you with high-quality, compassionate care and put you at ease in our Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City, MI, offices. That is why we offer a variety of anesthetic options to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The method of sedation used depends on your preference, the nature of the procedure, and your medical history. Drs. Lesneski, Frey, and Kittle will work with you to select the best anesthesia option for your treatment.
Your Anesthesia Options
Local Anesthesia. Local anesthetics are applied and injected to numb the area where a procedure will be performed. If you’ve ever had a filling at a dental office, then you’ve probably already experienced local anesthesia.
Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is an excellent option for those who wish to calm nerves and become relaxed before their procedure. It is administered through a nasal breathing apparatus and is easily inhaled.
IV Sedation. IV sedation allows you to enter a state of deep relaxation or sleep during your procedure. It is a great choice if you are anxious about your upcoming treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns before your surgical procedure, please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices. It is our primary goal to make sure you are comfortable during your procedure and have a pleasant experience.
Can My Oral Surgeon Administer Anesthesia?
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have received a significant amount of additional training in the administration of anesthesia to offer this service in their office. Drs. Lesneski, Frey, and Kittle completed a hospital-based surgical residency program that provides them with the highest level of in-office sedation and anesthesia training. This hands-on experience working alongside medical anesthesiologists qualifies them to evaluate their patients for anesthesia, safely deliver the anesthetic, and effectively monitor patients during and after surgery. Our surgical team also undergoes rigorous training and certification to administer anesthesia in a safe and comfortable environment.
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we strive to deliver the highest level of care, which includes providing the safest solutions. Drs. Frey, Lesneski, and Kittle are proud to offer Exparel at their practice.
Exparel is a non-narcotic medication for extended post-operative pain relief. If you choose to select Exparel as a part of your treatment plan, the medication will be administered in a single dose during your procedure. Exparel is clinically proven and highly effective at controlling pain for several days, reducing and even eliminating a need for other post-surgical medications, such as opioids. Unlike narcotics, Exparel is non-addictive, and patients do not have to worry about any unpleasant side effects commonly associated with opioid-based prescriptions.
If you are interested in a safer, non-narcotic, and non-addictive alternative to pain medication as a part of your post-surgical treatment plan, Exparel may be the solution for you. We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding patient care for you and your loved ones.