Costello Oral Surgery Associates offers several methods of anesthesia. 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.