What type of anesthesia do you prefer?
|Local IV Sedation No Preference|
|The difference between local anesthesia and IV sedation:|
The local anesthesia numbs the cervical area and you are awake during the procedure. We provide Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax. Recovery time is quicker than general anesthesia. You may eat before your procedure and drive home afterward. Local anesthesia is also lower in cost.
IV sedation is administered intravenously and causes you to sleep; oxygen is administered to awaken you. Food and liquids should not be taken 12 hours prior to the procedure. You will not be able to drive after the procedure. Recovery time is longer (approximately 45 minutes) and costs $175 to $200 more than the local.