We realize that oral surgery can sometimes be frightening. That’s why we provide the best in sedation dentistry to our Central New York and Auburn area patients undergoing oral surgery.
Upon our patients’ request, Dr. Martin will provide intravenous sedation for our dental procedures. I.V. sedation can be performed quite painlessly and involves an injection in your arm. During the dental procedure, we will use equipment to monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and pulse.
Unlike unconscious sedation, which is usually performed in a hospital, conscious sedation is more like a deep relaxation than a deep sleep. Intravenous sedation is administered directly into the blood stream, and its effects can be felt almost instantaneously. After your oral surgery procedure, you will need a family member or friend to drive you home, so be sure to plan ahead.
If you are anxious about a dental procedure that you need, sedation dentistry might be right for you. Dr. Martin, a sedation dentist, can provide Syracuse-area patients with sedation prior to their procedure to help relieve dental anxiety.
Oral Surgery Procedures:
Dental implants involve not only a crown – what you can see – but also a root. A titanium root is surgically implanted into the jawbone, allowing it to fuse with existing bone for a very strong structure that can last for many years. A crown is attached to the newly implanted, artificial root, allowing for a clean, natural look. For more information about our resident implant dentist and dental implants, please see our dental implants page.
For teeth that are damaged at the root instead of on the crown, a tooth extraction may provide the only solution. Tooth extraction involves the removal of a tooth that has decayed beyond the point of repair. Because tooth extraction requires surgery, we offer the option of I.V. sedation in addition to a local anesthetic. Through sedation, a Martin & Winkler dentist can prevent any anxiety you may have about your tooth extraction procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The most commonly performed procedure by oral surgeons is wisdom teeth extraction. For many people, wisdom teeth need to be removed because they are impacted. This means that they are growing in at an angle and over time will push the other teeth together, crowding them. To find out if it’s time for your wisdom teeth to come out, contact us at Martin & Winkler today.
The use of a laser can be beneficial during some oral surgery procedures. In the hands of a trained dentist, lasers are quite safe and can even reduce the likelihood of infection and post-operative bleeding. Because lasers use controlled heat and light, local anesthetic is often not even needed. More information about laser dentistry is available on our laser dentistry page.