Administration of Anesthesia

Types of Anesthesia

  • Local
  • Nitrous Oxide 
  • Moderate Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

Extensive Training and Experience

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia administration. Following dental school, they complete at least four years of training in a hospital-based surgical residency program completing rotations in anesthesia, general surgery, and other medical specialties. During this time, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residents serve on the medical anesthesiology service, where they evaluate patients for anesthesia, deliver the anesthetic and monitor post-anesthetic patients.

As a result of their extensive training, every Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is well-prepared to appropriately administer local anesthesia, all forms of sedation and general anesthesia. They are experienced in airway management, endotracheal intubation, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that may arise during the administration of anesthesia.

It is our utmost goal to make your surgical experience as pleasant and stress free as possible while maintaining the highest level of safety. During anesthesia, our patients are placed on monitoring equipment comparable to those used in a hospital setting. Dr. Rahn and Dr. Curiel maintain certification in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. The state of California has strict guidelines regarding the administration of anesthesia and our office is regularly inspected to meet these standards.  Our doctors maintain unrestricted anesthesia permits in our state. 

During an initial consultation, you and your surgeon can discuss the type of procedure involved, your medical history and your level of anxiety. Some procedures are best performed with general anesthesia or IV sedation, where as others are easily accomplished with local anesthesia. The choice of anesthesia is a personal decision and should be made only after discussion with the doctor.

We are committed to providing our patients with the safest and most comfortable surgical and anesthesia care available today. 

Office Phone: (559) 435-7993