At Mid-Kansas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we understand that many patients have anxiety about undergoing oral surgery. Fear of the unknown is very common, regardless of the perceived severity of a procedure. The ability to be free from pain and comfortable during surgery should be provided to each and every person. To achieve that goal, we are pleased to offer a variety of sedation options to ensure your comfort. These can range from local anesthesia to IV twilight sedation and even full general anesthesia. During your consultation, the doctor will discuss the advantages of each option and tailor the anesthesia to fit your needs.


Benefits of Sedation

IV sedation is the ideal choice for patients with anxiety about oral surgery. There are many benefits that patients can expect while receiving IV sedation during their procedure. A few of these benefits include:

Relief from pain: IV sedation will allow you to not feel pain and be more comfortable while your surgeon performs the procedure. 

Anxiety relief and not remembering the procedure: IV sedation will allow you to not remember anything during your surgery. This can relieve much of the anxiety associated with an unfamiliar procedure, including the sounds and vibrations, and pressure sensations that numbing injections cannot take away.

Comfort during a lengthy procedure: Many oral surgery procedures require patients to remain in the operatory chair, sitting still for lengthy periods of time. Some individuals may not wish to be awake, and potentially uncomfortable, for these longer procedures. IV sedation provides the opportunity to be comfortable no matter the type of surgery being performed.


Training and Experience

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive considerable education in the field of anesthesia. Their unique residency program allows them to train alongside anesthesiology residents in the hospital, while also perfecting their office-based sedation techniques in a clinic setting. The oral surgery team anesthesia model allows safe and efficient delivery of IV anesthesia during your surgical procedure. Additionally, they are skilled in recognizing the signs of surgical complications and other medical emergencies, managing and responding to them in a way that promotes patient health and best outcomes.


You’re in Good Hands with Mid-Kansas OMS

Our surgeons have years of experience evaluating patients for surgery and administering anesthesia. We have state-of-the-art facilities and advanced surgical technologies that are designed to provide our patients with safety throughout the entire procedure. Our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible in a potentially uncomfortable situation. To schedule a consultation, contact our office in Wichita, KS today at (316) 722-0800.