At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of South Texas we understand that most patients are anxious about having a tooth removed. For your overall comfort and benefit, we offer intravenous sedation for all procedures. Our office offers a wide range of anesthesia options, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Dr. Francisco Perez also performs procedures under general anesthesia at local hospitals. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Perez will review your medical history and consider the procedures you’re having performed to determine the optimal method of anesthesia/sedation. In most cases, IV sedation is recommended.

IV sedation involves the use of sedating medication delivered directly into the bloodstream. Patients enter a state of mental and physical relaxation, without being “under” as with general anesthesia. IV sedation is safe and effective. It alleviates anxiety and promotes complete comfort.  Additionally, treatment and recovery time tends to be shorter using IV sedation than with other methods.

Dr. Francisco Perez is fully trained and certified to administer IV sedation and general anesthesia. He is highly trained in:

  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Basic Life Support
  • PALS – Pediatric Life Support
  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Call our office today at (956) 878-1222 for more information about our treatment options.