The General Anesthesia Advantage

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Your comfort is our priority

Are you feeling nervous about the pain and anxiety that comes along with having a tooth removed? Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. The team at Nock Oral Surgery offers a range of pain management and anesthetic solutions to help make you feel relaxed and comfortable not matter what work you need done. Although some procedures are best conducted under local or IV sedation, many times a general anesthetic provides the optimal level of comfort and ease in surgical cases. Dr. Nock is happy to discuss all options available to best help with your stress and pain management needs.

“I had an impacted wisdom tooth that desperately needed removed. I am terrified of dentists and put off having this procedure for over 10 years. When I got this last infection, I had had enough and finally made the appointment. Dr. Nock used general anesthesia which I had never had with a dentist before. He was extremely patient with me and efficient. He explained everything he was going to do, what to expect and took the time to answer my questions. The worst part of the entire ordeal was not being able to have coffee the morning of the appointment due to the anesthesia. I would go to Dr. Nock again in a minute!” ~ via Angie’s List

You have options

The team at Nock Oral Surgery wants to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during you time at our office. Most of the procedures we perform take just 45 minutes or less and you are home and resting comfortably that same day.

Dr. Nock will discuss with you what level of anesthesia is best for you and your needs. We offer several types of anesthesia, so you don’t feel pain during the surgery:

Local: Dr. Nock will numb your mouth with a shot of Novocaine in your gums.You may also breathe nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to relax or even doze during surgery. You should feel alert again shortly afterward.

IV sedation: Dr. Nock will numb your mouth and also give you medication through a vein in your arm to make you drowsy.

General: Many local dentists offer local, and even IV sedation, but only a qualified surgeon can provide general anesthesia. Dr. Nock is often called upon for more complex cases, and in many of these cases general anesthesia is the best option. With general anesthesia, you’ll either receive medication through a vein or breathe gas in through a mask. You’ll be asleep the whole time and wake up only after the surgery is complete.

Every patient is different and every procedure is different. Come in for a personal consultation so that the Dr. Nock and the team at Nock Oral Surgery can get to know you and your needs. We will ensure that you needs are addressed with exceptional care and understanding.

Let’s discuss your oral surgery needs.

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