Anesthesia & Managing Anxiety

Anxiety about Infection and Oral Surgery:

Anxiety is not uncommon among people having swelling or pain related to infection. 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 friendly and professional 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.

IV sedation anesthesia is highly recommended for any surgery related to infections. Local anesthesia or simple numbing often do not provide adequate pain relief in these situations during surgery.

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 and chosen method 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 this case, the patient is completely awake and fully aware of the procedure.

6/6/10-Lucinda Ebersole
“I am a terrible patient. Generally I hyperventilate and become so stressed out I am in pain before I get to the doctor. Dr. Kazemi makes me feel safe. He puts me to sleep, does the procedure and I never have a problem. His staff always follows up with my progress. It is not dinner and a movie, but if you have to have oral surgery, it is 5 Michelin stars.”