What Types of Anesthesia Do You Offer?

Dr. Peter Hazim offers the latest in local anesthesia technology. We ensure that our patients undergo their dental treatment without the slightest bit of pain. Oftentimes, dental procedures will involve local anesthesia to numb the area. Types of anesthesia that can be used in dental surgeries These can be classified in to three broad categories, namely: local, regional and general anesthesia. Local Anesthesia This is perhaps the most commonly used in conventional dental procedures. It is administered around the area to numb the nerves and stop the pain during and after the surgery. With local anesthesia, patients will have what medics refer to as profound anesthesia and will remain fully awake. The most common form of this anesthesia is known as Novacaine, but it is rapidly being replaced by lidocaine in modern day dentistry. Lidocaine has been proven to be more effective by having a better numbing effect and lasts a longer time. Regional Anesthesia Regional anesthesia, are injected or sprayed in a large surgical area, numbing the nerves. For young dental patients, it may be required that they are asleep but adults to undergo a dental surgery only require sedation. This is designed to make the patient comfortable prior and after the surgery. General Anesthesia Though rarely used in dental surgeries, general anesthesia is the most advanced anesthesia that a surgeon can use, especially where complex and lengthy operations are involved. General anesthesia is intended to keep the patient unconscious when the surgery is in progress. An anesthesiologist will administer this anesthesia through an IV. This type of anesthesia can involve a combination of different medications or a single dedicated shot. They serve to keep the patient, asleep or unconscious, and it also relieves any anxiety. Dr. Peter Hazim’s preferred approach is local anesthesia and has had overwhelming success with this method. Local anesthesia is less invasive and the recovery times are faster. If you have any dental issues and have a question about dental surgery, you can call us at (972) 727-5599.  We are located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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