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Surgery may seem stressful. But when you have the right doctors who understand your anxiety, you don’t need to stress. At Somerset Oral Surgery, we understand nervousness is a natural reaction before undergoing any major procedure. Trusting us with your oral health care was not a decision you made lightly. That’s why we work to create the most warm and welcoming environment possible to help you feel more comfortable. We take your trust seriously and will work with you to provide the best experience possible.

Our surgeons have received an extensive amount of training and possess years of experience. Each one is highly qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia. While all procedures will be performed with some form of anesthesia, the type of anesthesia you’ll receive depends on the complexity of your procedure as well as your personal preferences. Learn more about what types of anesthesia we offer or, for more information, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer several forms of anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is applied directly to the surgical site to provide pain relief during the procedure. With this anesthesia, you will remain fully conscious.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide—also known as laughing gas—creates a calm and relaxed state that offers pain relief while you are conscious.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Through an intravenous (IV) line, our surgeons can induce a semi-conscious state, sometimes referred to as twilight sedation. Although you are semi-conscious, you will feel no pain and will likely wake up with no memory of the procedure.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is typically used for extensive procedures in surgery centers or hospitals. This type of anesthesia induces a state of complete unconsciousness.

About Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients dealing with intense anxiety or fear when undergoing any dental care. Because there are different levels of sedation, your procedure, its complexity, and your anxiety levels will help your care team decide what type of sedation to administer.

At Somerset Oral Surgery, Drs. Hecht, Jacobus, and Gordon are highly skilled and knowledgeable in anesthesia administration and are dedicated to providing essential oral health care in a way that’s most comfortable for you. Above all else, they prioritize your safety to ensure no complications arise during your procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is an option for any of our patients whether they are children or adults. It’s ideal for patients who have postponed dental care due to fears surrounding the dentist, have had traumatic dental care in the past, require long, complicated procedures, have a strong gag reflex, or experience sensitivity and restlessness.

Can Oral Surgeons Perform Anesthesia?

Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons have all received extensive training in administering all types of anesthesia.

Central New Jersey's Premier Oral Surgery Practice

Somerset Oral Surgery is dedicated to creating beautiful, functional smiles through exceptional oral healthcare. We work to create a practice where everyone in the Somerville, Lebanon, and Hillsborough, NJ communities feels welcome. If you’re ready to discover the transformative power of oral surgery to restore aesthetics and functions, get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help bring you a better, healthier smile.