Wisdom teeth are usually removed under a intravenous (IV) sedation or light general anesthetic. Oral surgeons are uniquely qualified and trained to administer anesthesia. A brief, controlled exposure to anesthesia medications, creates a calm and relaxed experience such that you have little no recollection of discomforts associated with surgical procedures.
Anesthesia medications are administered via IV access allowing for rapid relief from stress and anxiety in a controlled environment. Any oral surgery procedure can be stressful. Our staff strive to minimize stress and anxiety.
Safety is key. No food or drink for at least 6 hours (except for medications) before the procedure. You cannot drive yourself home. You are required to have a trusted escort/driver to bring you home. Surgeries involving anesthesia will be cancelled if these critical issues are not in compliance.
Are Opiod Medications Used?
Dr. Miin practices opioid-free intravenous sedation/general anesthesia. Even though no opioids are administered, when you “wake up” you will still experience little or no pain and have little or no recollection of the procedure.
Will I Feel Pain?
Most patients feel little or no pain during the procedure and often are in disbelief wisdom teeth have already been removed.