Anesthesia Options

Ensuring the Comfort of Our Patients

At Southern Oral & Facial Surgery in Franklin, TN, and Thompson’s Station, TN, we understand that many patients feel anxious before their surgical procedure. Dr. Clark, Dr. Young, and Dr. Lewallen , and our surgical staff want to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible for your procedure, which is why we offer many options for sedation when you undergo any oral surgical procedure with us. The type of anesthesia you receive will be specific to your overall health and personal needs.

Types of Anesthesia

There are several anesthesia options available so patients can feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.

Board-Certified Oral Surgery and Anesthesia Specialists

Oral surgeons are required to complete extensive training and gain specific experience in the medical field performing anesthesia before administering anesthesia at their oral surgery practice. This training and hands-on experience include administering anesthesia in hospital operating rooms as well as in-office anesthesia in specialty facilities. Oral surgeons undergo the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners, which qualifies them to safely administer anesthesia while monitoring patient health during surgery.

General dentists are not required to complete the same kind of training. Your general dentist may administer local anesthesia and perform simple tooth extractions, but anything more complex requires care from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. To further ensure the safety and care of our patients, every surgeon at Southern Oral & Facial Surgery is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).

Anesthesia for Oral Surgery in Franklin and Thompson’s Station, TN

We understand the anxiety that comes with any type of surgical procedure. Our team of specialists are here to listen and help you feel comfortable while under our care. To learn more about your options for anesthesia and sedation, or to schedule a consultation with one of our expert oral surgeons, please contact our office in Franklin or Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, today. We look forward to providing you superior care and improving your oral health.

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