We provide sedation options for your procedures that prioritizes your comfort and safety.
At Pinellas Oral Surgery and Implant Center, the well-being and safety of our patients are our number one priority. When Dr. José F. Lázaro evaluates a patient for the anesthesia alternative, he takes into consideration the patient’s medical history, physical and mental status, and he adjusts and recommends the best anesthesia technique to the patient’s needs.
Dr. Lázaro has vast experience in patient medical evaluation and management through his oral and maxillofacial surgery training and years of experience. Actually, during this recent COVID Pandemic, Dr. Lázaro has been working as an Emergency Room Doctor at the Tampa VA Hospital evaluating, triaging, and managing patients at the ER.
We offer multiple options of safe anesthesia alternatives to the patients:
- Oral sedation
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- Conscious IV Sedation
- IV Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia
Oral Sedation consists of giving an anxiolytic or an oral medication to relax and calm the patient prior to the Oral Surgery/Implant procedure. It provides excellent relaxation for the patient and allows a pleasant Oral Surgery experience.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide Sedation consists of administering an odorless mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen in a form of a gas to the patient during the procedure. Usually it is complemented with oral sedation. It is a very safe type of sedation with a rapid recovery and provides good calming state for the patient.
IV Conscious Sedation is an excellent form of sedation to provide a deeper anesthesia level, where the patient maintains a reduced level of alertness while maintaining all the patient’s vital protective mechanisms, providing a safe and relaxed mental status for the patient.
IV Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia consists of a continuous administration of incremental doses of an intravenous drug. Dr. Lázaro’s training allows him to provide this level of deep anesthesia in a very safe and secure environment. This level of anesthesia requires extensive training and skills in administration and management of the patient. The state of unconsciousness that this drug sedation provides, maintains the patient in a deep sleep while maintaining all the protective mechanisms for the patient.