At Mercer Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, there are a handful of questions that we hear routinely. One of the most common: Is it going to hurt? We understand that many of our patients have never had oral surgery before and are naturally anxious about the experience. Please rest assured that we do everything in our power to prioritize patient comfort while also ensuring patient safety. Dr. Streelman, provides several sedation options for our patients, allowing them to have their procedure completed in the most comfortable way possible.
Our Sedation Options
The specific sedation options Mercer Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers include laughing gas for milder or minimally invasive procedures, as well as IV sedation and general anesthesia administered by Dr. Streelman’s team for more complex procedures. For each patient, Dr. Streelman would make an individualized recommendation for sedation based on a few important factors: the patient’s medical history, height and weight, and preference.
Dr. Streelman and our team at Mercer Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provide all of our sedation in-house. We offer these services with the intention of ensuring safety and comfort during the procedure and peace of mind leading up to it.
What About Oral Sedation for Kids?
Our practice treats patients of all ages, including kids who have oral pathologies such as extra teeth or small jaws. We are pleased to offer safe, age-appropriate sedation options for these younger patients. For parents who have specific questions or concerns, we welcome you to contact our Mercer Island practice at your convenience.