You will be able to choose between local anesthesia (which would leave you awake but unable to feel pain), nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or general anesthesia (completely sedated). Each of these options comes with a set of risks and rewards that should be weighed before making your final decision.
How safe is this procedure?
Wisdom teeth removal is so routine, there is almost no risk in this surgery. Dr. Elias has performed thousands of extractions and has the qualifications to ensure you a successful procedure. Some patients may be prone to infection more than others, and in these cases extra precautions are taken for your safety.
Our staff is trained and licensed to provide the anesthesia offered and we take pride in the safety features, modern monitoring equipment and experienced staff providing optimum safety for each patient. The Surgical Care Team, office facilities and Dr. Elias are all inspected on behalf of the Board of Dental Examiners on a regular basis.