Deciding to have oral surgery is a big deal. At Mountain View Dental, we are here to help you through the decision, surgery, and recovery. Our team of expert dentists will explain the surgery in great detail, along with why they recommend the surgery. There are numerous things we do to make you comfortable during the surgery. Keep reading to learn more about oral surgery. 


Sedation Dentistry in Alamogordo, New Mexico

At Mountain View Dental, we utilize sedation dentistry to make you comfortable during anxiety-provoking appointments or oral surgery. There are a few different types of sedation dentistry. The main types of sedation dentistry are conscious sedation and deep sedation.

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Conscious Sedation: Light sedation, or conscious sedation, is given to patients to help them calm down before or during a procedure. The lightest form of dental sedation is nitrous oxide or laughing gas. Nitrous oxide can make patients feel calm and worry-free, but your dentist can quickly reverse it with oxygen. The next type of sedation is oral sedation. To take oral sedation, your dentist will give you a pill to take before the procedure to help you relax during the process. The benefit of conscious sedation is that it allows you to move around and follow directions during the process but remain relaxed and worry-free. 


Deep Sedation: This type of sedation is used for oral surgeries to help put patients asleep. First, your dentist may give you local anesthesia for the area. Local anesthesia numbs the place where they will be working to minimize pain during the procedure; however, you may feel pressure. IV sedation or general anesthesia refers to when they say they will be knocked out. General anesthesia is deep sedation that helps you sleep during the procedure and forget what happened. General anesthesia is usually given through an IV or an intravenous catheter like a tiny straw that sits in your vein to deliver medication. Call our office to learn more about sedation and determine which one is right for you. 


What Type of Oral Surgery is Performed in Alamogordo, New Mexico?

At Mountain View Dental, we perform many oral surgeries in Alamogordo, New Mexico. These surgeries range from tooth extractions to dental implant procedures. Below are examples of a few oral surgeries that we do in Alamogordo, New Mexico. 


Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Your wisdom teeth are in the back four corners of your mouth. Many patients get their wisdom teeth removed in their teenage to young adult years because this is when the teeth have stopped growing enough to allow for the removal of the teeth, but the jaw is still malleable enough to heal from the surgery. Our dentists recommend removing the wisdom teeth because wisdom teeth can become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth means that it has grown sideways and gums above the tooth so it cannot erupt. An impacted wisdom tooth can be painful and cause dental issues. 


Dental Implants: If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be a solution for you. Dental implants replace the entire tooth from its root to its crown. Dental implants can also support dental bridges that replace multiple teeth and dentures that replace whole sets of teeth. 


At Mountain View Dental, we want to make oral surgery as comfortable for you as possible. We offer sedation dentistry to make the experience more comfortable. For more information on oral surgery and how it can help restore your smile, call our office.