As a highly-trained and qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Arroyo has extensive training and experience in all aspects of anesthesia administration, ensuring the highest level of comfort and safety for the patients she serves. A number of anesthesia options are made available to patients, with the best options in any particular case dependent upon a factors that include the procedure or treatment to be performed and the medical history, pain tolerance and anxiety level of the patient.
It is important to note that while patients who choose local anesthesia or nitrous oxide will be perfectly capable of driving themselves home after treatment, all other options will require alternate transportation arrangements. Patients who use oral sedation will need someone to drive them in for treatment, since medications are taken well before surgery. Both oral and IV sedation do involve a hang-over effect, taking 8 to 12 hours to clear from the system completely, so for patients that choose these options, having someone available to drive them home after treatment is essential.
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