At Oral Solutions NW, we offer anesthesia and sedation for the safety, comfort and overall experience of our patients during procedures. Our highly trained team, including Dr. Jeffrey Crowley, is skilled in utilizing various types of sedation, ensuring safe and effective care for all patients. During your consultation Dr. Jeffrey Crowley will recommend the best sedation option for your treatment plan.
Levels of Sedation
There are four major levels of sedation:
The level of sedation you receive depends on the medication we use, and the severity of your anxiety. Patients with significant anxiety may need to be placed in a deeper level of sedation. Regardless of the sedation you receive, most medications are used in conjunction with a local anesthetic. A local anesthetic numbs your mouth to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort.
IV Sedation and General Anesthesia
IV (intravenous) sedation and general anesthesia are administered through the vein directly to the bloodstream. This allows medications to take effect more quickly. Because the administration of these types of sedation is a little more serious, we typically reserve them for complex or lengthy procedures like oral surgery.
The IV sedation will place you on the edge of consciousness, with little or no recollection of the procedure. General anesthesia places you completely under and usually requires the supervision of an anesthesiologist. Both of these forms require you to arrange a ride with a friend or family member following your appointment.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, call (971) 447-0164, and schedule your appointment today!