The Doctors of Elgin OMS are fully trained and equipped to provide the full spectrum of anesthesia services for patients undergoing oral surgical procedures. The doctors are licensed to practice anesthesia in the state of Illinois and have been trained in basic and advanced life support. Your comfort and safety is of the utmost concern to us. Several anesthesia options are available to you for your office surgery.

Local anesthesia provides complete numbness of the surgical area so your procedure can be performed comfortably. If infection is present, local anesthesia may not be effective and I.V. sedation or general anesthesia may be necessary. Local anesthesia can be used alone or in conjunction with sedation or general anesthesia techniques. For surgeries performed under local anesthesia alone, an accompanying escort is not necessary since your consciousness level will be unchanged.

Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is administered to the patient through a nasal mask during the procedure. Clear nasal passages are required for this technique to be successful. Nitrous Oxide provides a relaxed, awake state in which anxiety is reduced and pain tolerance is increased. Local anesthesia is used in conjunction with the Nitrous Oxide. This technique is appropriate for patients with mild anxiety who are undergoing less complicated surgical procedures.

Intravenous deep sedation/general anesthesia (twilight sleep) is a state of unconsciousness whereby the patient is not aware of any aspect of the surgical procedure. Besides providing a sleep-like state, amnesia and pain control are also provided. This technique is administered through an intravenous catheter (IV). This anesthetic requires an adult to accompany you to the office, remain in the office during the procedure and drive you home. Also you may not have anything to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the procedure.

The appropriate anesthetic technique for your procedure will be chosen jointly by you and your Doctor. It is important that your medical history be complete and accurate in order to properly evaluate your medical condition prior to your procedure. Appropriate monitoring is utilized (EKG, pulse, blood oxygen levels and blood pressure) during all intravenous anesthetic procedures. Our desire is to make your office procedure as stress and anxiety free as possible. Please make us aware of any anesthetic concerns you may have