Office Anesthesia | IV Sedation Shoreline & Seattle, WA
Did you know that except for anesthesiologists, oral & maxillofacial surgeons receive more anesthesia training than any other medical specialty? Since its earliest days, the specialty of oral & maxillofacial surgery has distinguished itself with the ability to provide patients with safe and effective outpatient anesthesia. During their 4-year hospital residency, oral surgery residents complete a rotation on the medical anesthesiology service, during which they become competent in evaluating patients for anesthesia, delivering anesthetic and monitoring post-anesthetic patients. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are able to appropriately administer local anesthesia and all forms of sedation and general anesthesia.
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Oral surgeons are experienced in airway management, endotracheal intubation, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia. The surgical assistants at North Sound Oral Surgery are extensively trained and experienced as well. Each has completed additional anesthesia focused training, and has been certified as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Many oral surgery procedures including implants and most extractions, can be completed comfortably using local anesthesia. However, many patients choose to have IV anesthesia so they can sleep through the procedure, and awaken in comfort when its over. Whether your procedure will be completed using local or intravenous anesthesia, today’s technology makes it possible to perform complex surgery in the oral and maxillofacial surgery office with little or no discomfort.