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Sedation Options for Oral Surgery

Feeling anxious about oral surgery? At Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, we understand some folks experience anxiety around certain procedures.

We are committed to ensuring your comfort and peace of mind throughout your treatment journey. That’s why we offer a wide range of anesthesia options tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences.

Our highly trained team places your well-being at the forefront, providing a warm and family-like atmosphere to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.

If the thought of dental procedures makes you anxious or if you’re seeking a more relaxed experience, we invite you to explore our dental sedation options. Your well-being is our priority, and our team provides you with the best possible experience.

Call us to answer any questions you have about our sedation options or other services.

Types of Anesthesia

When it comes to anesthesia, our primary concern is your comfort and safety. Our team understands that each patient is unique, and we strive to create a personalized experience that addresses your concerns and ensures your peace of mind. We want you to feel like part of our family, and your well-being is our top priority.

If you have any concerns regarding the type of anesthesia for your oral surgery procedure, please discuss them with your doctor during your consultation. We are here to answer your questions and provide the support you need.

Here are some of the types of anesthesia we may use for your procedure:

Local Anesthetic

The patient remains conscious; a local anesthetic (e.g., lidocaine) is administered in the area where the surgery is to be performed.

Local anesthetic is typically used in simple oral surgery procedures, minor soft tissue procedures, and tooth extractions.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic

A mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is administered through a nasal breathing apparatus; the patient remains conscious in a relaxed condition.

We might recommend nitrous oxide for simple or complex oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal and dental implant placement.

Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)

At Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, we offer intravenous sedation, also known as “Twilight Sedation,” to enhance your comfort during dental treatment.

Medication is administered through an intravenous tube, helping you relax and feel comfortable. Our goal is to use as little medication as possible to complete your treatment safely.

This option helps you stay relaxed and calm, making it easier to tolerate and, in some cases, not remember uncomfortable procedures. Advantages of IV sedation are:

  • Administered and monitored by our experienced doctor.
  • Cost-effective compared to treatment in an operating room.
  • Allows you to be comfortable, calm, and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.

Why Choose Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates

Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional customer service, ensuring your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We treat our patients like family. Our warm and inviting atmosphere is designed to make you feel at ease from the moment you walk in.

We understand that each patient is unique. Our personalized approach to sedation dentistry takes into account your individual needs and concerns.

Whether you have questions or are ready to schedule your dental procedure, our team is here for you. Schedule an appointment with Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates at our Milford, Northborough, or Framingham offices.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

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Dr. John P. Ouano

Dr. John P. Ouano received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. Dr. Ouano is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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Dr. Wael Youseff

Dr. Wael Youseff received his dental degree from Damascus University and then completed his dental education at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. Before private practice, Dr. Youseff was an assistant professor and director of the internship program at the Boston University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program.

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Dr. Jennifer Frangos

Dr. Frangos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is part-time clinical faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frangos donates one Saturday per month at the Middlesex Prison in Billerica, MA. Since 2019, Dr. Frangos has sat on the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Continuing Education Executive Committee.

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Dr. Hamza Atassi

Dr. Hamza Atassi is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a caring surgeon with a gentle chair-side manner who believes every patient should be treated as if they were family. He is committed to providing the highest quality, skillful and personal service that one deserves. Dr. Atassi takes pride in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for his patients and his mission is to prove that oral surgery does not have to be scary.

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