Several methods of anesthesia are available. The method of anesthesia that is chosen for or by a patient depends upon the nature of the surgical procedure, a patients medical history, and the patient’s level of apprehension. When it comes to anesthesia, our first priority is the patient’s comfort and safety. As an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Pitcher has special expertise in medical evaluation of patients and in delivery and monitoring of anesthesia. Dr. Pitcher served as part of the medical anesthesiology service during his residency training. He is well-trained in delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. He is experienced in airway management, establishing and maintaining IV lines, and is prepared to manage complications or emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia.
During your consultation, he will discuss what level of anesthesia is appropriate for your procedure and how you will likely feel during and after the procedure. Regardless of which type of anesthesia you choose, we will always do our best to help you feel comfortable and have a pleasant experience. If you have any concerns regarding the type of anesthesia that will be administered during your oral surgery procedure, please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with with Dr. Pitcher at the time of your consultation.