What is Local Anesthesia in Oral Surgery?

At Midland Oral Surgery, our focus is on your comfort and health. We understand that undergoing any surgical procedure can be intimidating. That's why we employ local anesthesia to ensure you have a painless and smooth experience during oral surgery. With a team of highly qualified oral surgeons, we use state-of-the-art techniques for pain management and anesthesia to make your surgical experience as comfortable as possible.

Why Choose Midland Oral Surgery for Local Anesthesia?

Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in all aspects of anesthesia administration, making your surgery experience less stressful and more comfortable. We have three conveniently located offices in Frankfort, Tinley Park, and Oak Lawn. We strive to uphold our reputation for offering excellent patient care and implementing safe, effective outpatient anesthesia.

How Are Our Surgeons Trained in Local Anesthesia?

After completing dental school, our surgeons spend at least four years in a hospital-based surgical residency program, mastering general surgery, anesthesia, and other specialties. They spend time on medical anesthesiology rotations, becoming proficient in evaluating patients for anesthesia, delivering full general anesthetics, and monitoring post-anesthetic patients. This rigorous training allows them to expertly administer local anesthesia, all forms of sedation, and general anesthesia.

How Do We Alleviate Your Anxiety?

We believe that the best way to manage anxiety is to ensure you know what to expect during and after the surgery. We spend time discussing with you the type of anesthesia to be used, how you're likely to feel during and after the procedure, and addressing any concerns you may have. Rest assured, our team will manage your pain and anxiety efficiently, making your surgical experience surprisingly pleasant.

What Are the Routes of Administration and Sedative Drugs Used?

Our experienced surgeons can administer sedative drugs through various routes. These include orally, which is convenient, and parenteral routes like intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous, which are reliable and controllable. The medications we use range from antianxiety agents like midazolam (Versed), narcotics such as fentanyl (Sublimaze), and general anesthetics including ketamine and propofol.

How Do We Monitor Our Patients?

Patient safety is our top priority. We monitor our patients continuously during the surgery to ensure the appropriate level of sedation. We use advanced tools like pulse oximeters for monitoring pulse rate and oxygen levels in the blood and EKGs to monitor heart rhythm. Yet, we believe the most reliable method often is physical evaluation and assessment by our practitioners.

Final Thoughts: The Midland Oral Surgery Promise

Pain, fear, and anxiety management is integral to our practice at Midland Oral Surgery. We're committed to ensuring our patients receive the highest standard of anesthesia in our offices. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a safe, comfortable, and reassuring environment for your oral surgery. With our expertise in local anesthesia and dedication to patient care, we're the trusted choice for oral surgery in Frankfort, Tinley Park, and Oak Lawn.

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