Sedation Options

If you are a resident of the Orlando area or a visitor in need of oral surgery or dental implants, you might feel anxious or stressed about this. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Juan Samaniego, in Winter Park, and his friendly team understand these concerns. In addition to your health and safety, we will make your comfort our top priority.

We can provide the following sedation options:

  • Intravenous (IV) conscious sedation. Medication is applied directly to your bloodstream using a thin needle. This is a moderate sedation in which you will remain technically awake, but you will feel very tranquil and will not remember your procedure. The amount of sedative can be easily controlled to precisely the required amount. You will need someone else to drive you to and from your appointment.
  • Intravenous (IV) deep sedation. Medication is applied directly to your bloodstream using a thin needle and will put you to sleep for the length of your surgery. The amount of sedative can be easily controlled to precisely the required amount. You will need someone else to drive you to and from your appointment.
  • Nitrous oxide. Also called laughing gas, this is one of the oldest, most tried-and-true methods of sedation in dentistry. To administer nitrous oxide, Dr. Samaniego will put a mask over your mouth and nose. At first, he will run normal oxygen to the mask, and then gradually introduce the medicated gas. Within about five minutes, you should begin to feel euphoric, calm, and perhaps groggy. You will remain awake and able to respond to commands, but you will likely not remember your procedure. Once the nitrous oxide takes effect, Dr. Samaniego will perform your procedure. When he is finished, we will decrease the flow of nitrous oxide to your mask, and you should begin to feel normal again within a few minutes. You should be able to drive yourself home from your appointment and return to regular activities immediately.

Remain calm and relaxed throughout oral surgery.

Sedation can help ease your concerns and keep you comfortable during surgical procedures. When you are relaxed, the surgery can be completed efficiently with minimal post-op jaw muscle tenderness. To learn more about the surgical procedure you may need and the recommended sedation for your special circumstances, please call Central Florida Institute of Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

An initial consultation with Dr. Juan Samaniego at our Winter Park office is free of charge. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you.