Anesthesia Options

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Shimane has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia to allow patients to select the best alternative. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and staff experienced in anesthesia techniques. We utilize the newest monitoring methods such as capnography, pulse oximetry, EKG, automated blood pressure.

What Types of Anesthesia are There?

Shimane Oral Surgery can customize your anesthesia to make your surgical procedure comfortable and pain free. Some of the different types of anesthesia we offer include:

General Anesthesia

Nitrous Oxide


To administer general anesthesia in the office, an oral surgeon must have completed at least three months of hospital based anesthesia training. Qualified applicants will then undergo an in office evaluation by a state dental board appointed examiner. The examiner observes an actual surgical procedure during which general anesthesia is administered to the patient. The examiner also inspects all monitoring devices and emergency equipment and tests the doctor and the surgical staff on anesthesia related emergencies. If the examiner reports successful completion of the evaluation process, the state dental board will issue the doctor a license to perform general anesthesia. The license is renewable every two years if the doctor maintains the required amount of continuing education units related to anesthesia.
Again, when it comes to anesthesia, our first priority is the patient’s comfort and safety. If you have any concerns regarding the type of anesthesia that will be administered during your oral surgery procedure, please do not hesitate to discuss your concerns with your doctor at the time of your consultation.

During the consultation appointment, Dr. Shimane will assist you in your choice of anesthesia with the goal of providing you the most comfortable and pleasant experience possible.

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