NITROUS OXIDE AND INTRAVENOUS SEDATION
Because of the advanced training of our doctors and staff, we are able to provide nitrous oxide and intravenous sedation (IV) in order to make your surgery as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
All of our surgeons have had extensive training and experience in the administration of nitrous oxide and IV sedation, and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our operating room is equipped with state of the art monitors and equipment for the safe use of anesthesia. If you wish to have nitrous oxide or IV sedation for your procedure, it is customary to see you first for a consultation. The doctor will review your medical history and discuss the different anesthetic options with you. At this time a determination will be made if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide or IV sedation. Safety is always our primary concern.
LOCAL ANESTHESIA Topical anesthetics are applied to mouth tissues with a swab to prevent pain on the surface level. Topical anesthetics are used to numb an area in preparation for administering an injectable local anesthetic.
Injectable local anesthetics, such as Novocaine, prevent pain in a specific area of your mouth during treatment by blocking the nerves that sense or transmit pain and numbing mouth tissues. They cause the temporary numbness often referred to as a “fat lip” feeling.
Platelet rich plasma treatments are injections of blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets and connective tissue growth factors. This concentrated solution helps promote a natural repair process in the body and regenerate damaged tissues. Plasma treatments are routinely administered to people of all ages and physical backgrounds who are suffering from acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries.
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There are several conditions for which platelet-rich plasma treatments may be beneficial. Some examples include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Ligament tears
- Muscle injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Sprains and strains
You may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma treatments if you have any type of chronic pain or tissue damage. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to find out more about platelet-rich plasma treatments and whether they are right for you.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are on the cutting edge of modern medicine. The process begins with your blood being drawn and then placed into a centrifuge that separates the platelets. The treatment area is then numbed before the platelets are re-injected. This process usually takes about a half hour and causes very minimal discomfort.
It may take some time for platelet rich plasma injections to begin working. You may need additional treatments to achieve desirable results. Though outcomes vary from patient to patient, most results are permanent.