Anesthesia Options

Many patients feel anxious before a surgical procedure. This nervousness is completely normal, and the staff here at Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta wants to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible. That is why we offer many options for sedation when you undergo a procedure with us. The method used depends on the preference of the patient and the nature of the procedure being considered.

Anesthesia Options

Local Anesthesia
A numbing injection that is applied directly to the surgical site.
Nitrous Oxide
This anesthesia option, also known as "laughing gas", is used to calm and relax patients who elect to be awake during their procedure.
General Anesthesia
Anesthesia is administered through an intravenous (IV) line, suppressing your consciousness and allowing you to “sleep” during the procedure.

Are oral surgeons qualified to administer anesthesia?

As board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons both Dr. Aiken and Dr. Shessel were highly trained to safely and effectively provide anesthesia in the hospital setting prior to entering into oral surgery practice. Their extensive experience includes administering anesthesia in the operating room, as well as in outpatient surgery centers to enhance overall patient care. They have received the highest level of licensure from the state of Georgia to perform office based general anesthesia, which distinguishes them from the majority of general dentists.

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With a convenient office location in Atlanta, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Andrew Aiken and Dr. Drew Shessel are available to meet with you and discuss your individual needs.

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3280 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 240, West Wing
Atlanta, GA 30327

Phone: 470-427-2854

Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

About Us

At Oral Surgery Specialists of Atlanta, our top priority is providing the highest level of service possible to each patient who enters our practice. We offer a wide variety of procedures that includes wisdom tooth removal, general tooth extractions, bone grafting procedures, dental implant placement, treatment of oral pathology, and the management of TMJ disorders. Our team strives to serve your needs with compassion and does everything in our power to ensure that every patient is fully informed and comfortable throughout the entirety of their care.

 This website provides dental information and is intended only to assist users in their personal search for an oral surgeon. You are urged to seek the advice of an experienced dentist or a professional before undergoing any dental procedure. The site is not intended for use by individuals with any type of health condition. Such individuals are specifically warned to seek professional medical advice prior to receiving any extensive dental work.