We know that dental anxiety, whether toward a visit to a dentist or an oral surgeon, affects millions of Americans across the country. We also know how to help you overcome it. Making you as comfortable as possible—and your treatment as painless as possible—is our passion. We have licensed anesthesia providers on staff, including our acclaimed oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Tim Silegy who has had years of advanced training beyond dental school.
We have one of the most advanced anesthesia delivery systems available at Silegy OMFS, designed for your safety and comfort. And we offer many kinds of anesthesia to suit the complexity of your treatment. If you’re looking for a practice with anesthesia options in Long Beach, CA and a compassionate team you can trust, visit us for your surgical dental care.
Often called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask prior to treatment. You’ll stay alert and awake but feel relaxed throughout your procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once your mask is removed.
Administered intravenously, this type of sedation puts you in a sleep-like state, though you will remain awake during your procedure. With amnesic effects, many patients who receive IV sedation may forget parts of their care or the entirety of their treatment. With some lasting effects, patients will need someone to drive them home after their visit.
Used for the most complex or extensive dental procedures such as full mouth dental implant placement, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you completely unconscious. NOTE: Only specially trained practitioners including our oral surgeon Dr. Tim Silegy can provide this level of anesthesia.
If you’re afraid of dental visits, you may decide to skip them and ignore dental symptoms that should receive attention. The associated risks are considerable, since small dental health issues that go unchecked can eventually turn into big ones. In these instances, the result can be a far more serious condition than you would’ve had if you’d pursued treatment earlier. This can lead to additional systemic complications, more pain, and more treatments. With all our sedation and anesthesia options in Long Beach, CA, the dental care you need won’t be intimidating. Reach out and learn more about how our specialized and comprehensive sedation solutions can offer the comfort and confidence you need for a healthy smile and a healthy life.