there women with white close smiling and hugging.Oral surgery anesthesia is an amazing tool Dr. Gocke uses to provide his patients from Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the DC metro with comfort and ease during dental appointments and procedures. He uses a wide array of options and helps patients get through regular checkups, and even more involved procedures like dental implant placement, with peace and calm. At Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, we want you to be well-informed about how oral surgery anesthesia can make your life so much easier, so keep reading to learn more!

Oral Surgery Anesthesia At Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery

Dr. Gocke and his team go beyond traditional sedation dentistry in his Northern Virginia practice. While sedation dentistry typically uses inexact oral medication for patient comfort, Dr. Gocke is certified to use the full range of anesthetic techniques available. Not only can he help you relax during your dental procedure, but he and his team tailor their anesthetic approach for each individual patient.
Traditional sedation dentistry typically uses some type of oral medication, which is not easily controlled, and its effects can vary greatly from person to person. In addition, oral medication must be digested and metabolized, so the time it takes to take effect varies from person to person. And if one pill doesn’t “seem” to work on a patient, the only thing a provider can do is give them another pill. Providing multiple pills to a patient increases risk and is not the best way to help a patient through a dental appointment or procedure.
These are just some of the reasons why Dr. Gocke chooses to provide targeted and precise anesthetic options for his Northern Virginia patients, rather than traditional sedation dentistry. Because he is able to carefully monitor his patients, Dr. Gocke is able to keep them safe and comfortable with anesthesia.

What Types Of Anesthetic Options Are Available?

Dr. Gocke uses several types of anesthetic options at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery for a wide variety of services, such as oral surgery, implant dentistry, and cosmetic procedures. More specifically, patients can expect to receive one or more of the following oral surgery anesthesia options during their procedure:

  • Local Anesthesia – An injectable that numbs the treatment area and keeps patients awake during the procedure.
  • Nitrous Oxide – A gas used for patients with dental anxiety to help “take the edge off” during dental appointments and procedures.
  • IV Sedation – Administered through an IV directly into the bloodstream and is used during dental procedures that are more involved, such as dental implant placement.
  • EXPAREL – A non-opioid and long-lasting injectable pain medication, which is perfect for oral surgeries like wisdom teeth removal.

Dr. Gocke Has You Covered With Oral Surgery Anesthesia

With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Gocke is fully trained and certified to use oral surgery anesthesia. If you know you need to have oral surgery, but have been putting it off, call Dr. Gocke’s Northern Virginia office today to schedule a consultation. His goal is for each of his patients to feel safe and comfortable inside the walls of his practice, which is why he goes beyond traditional sedation dentistry, and why he takes such great care during every appointment to fully explain each aspect related to his patient’s procedure.
Call his office today at (703) 388-2805!