Anesthesia & Managing Anxiety

Anxiety about teeth extractions:

Anxiety is not uncommon among people having teeth extractions. This anxiety is mostly related to hearing others’ bad experiences with excessive pain, swelling, or complications. We resolve this in several ways. First, the use of IV sedation allows patients to nap during the surgery. This helps greatly to make them comfortable and reduce anxiety. Second, patients will be cared for by a group of affable staff members who take time to personally connect with each patient and allay their fears and concerns. Third, the surgery is done conservatively, which minimizes or avoids swelling, pain, and complications.

Anesthesia as the solution:

The best way to manage anxiety and make sure you have the best possible experience is to opt for IV sedation. It is the recommended method and chosen by many patients. Dr. Kazemi is trained and licensed in administering office anesthesia. Its safety is attributed to continued monitoring techniques, the short acting nature of the medications, availability of emergency equipment, and, most importantly, proper training of the surgeon and the staff. Another option is local anesthesia, with or without nitrous oxide (laughing gas), but in that case, the patient is completely awake and fully aware of the procedure.

10/16/14 – Karina Valverde
“It was a VIP experience! Although apprehensive about oral surgery (wisdom tooth removal), I found myself well assured by the full service and very professional staff of Dr. Kazemi’s practice. The pre and post surgery procedures were communicated very clearly and in engaging ways, i.e. regular phone check-ins, email reminders, blogs, video tutorials. My surgical procedure went very smoothly and I actually did not need to take the pain medication – impressive! If it were possible, I would enlist Dr. Kazemi as a regular doctor, though I don’t plan to have any more teeth removed!”