Oral Surgery Anesthesia
Costello Oral Surgery Associates offers several methods of anesthesia in Wayne, Maywood & Franklin Lakes, NJ. In consultation with the patient, the surgeon determines the sedation appropriate for their procedure and comfort level.
Refer to the tabs below for a description of each type of anesthesia.
- Local Anesthetic
- Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
- General Anesthesia in Office
- General Anesthesia in Hospital
Local anesthesia refers to a topical and/or injected anesthetic that will affect only the targeted area for a brief period of time to minimize or eliminate sensation or pain in that specific “localized” area during a dental procedure.
Local anesthetics are used for simple procedures, and are often also used in combination with other sedation techniques for oral surgery.