SAFETY SUCCESS OF MODERATE SEDATION VERSUS DEEP SEDATION/GENERAL ANESTHESIA

Young female dentist giving anesthesia to the patient before dental surgery. The patient in fear holds hands over mouth. Selective focus focus on the patient.

We have been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery for over 25 years. I was specially trained in anesthesia with an additional anesthesia residency beyond the typical OMS. Even with basic training I feel that OMS’s to be the most comprehensively trained subspecialty in anesthesia, but all of the training that exists does not reduce the importance of proper care, and the truth is that each day you enter into practice realizing that any patient can have an abnormal reaction or complication. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 74:474-479, 2016).  When we discuss light sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia – these are all on a continuum of the same process. That is where proper training, continuing education, and preparedness play a crucial role in patient safely. We have delivered thousands of safe anesthetic procedures without complications. I feel very fortunate to say that we have never had an anesthetic complication in our office. We are, however prepared and trained to deal with the possibility.

The biggest and most important part of this is knowing anesthesia well and providing a conservative, titrated dose technique. We are thorough in our preparation and approach and I trust that you, as our patient, feel confident that we are providing excellent care for you. Oral surgery can be scary, it can be uncomfortable, and it can be tedious. We want to give you an excellent experience from all standpoints.

If you have questions, call Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists at (262) 634-4646 to learn more.