Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are uniquely posistioned to offer the most relaxing treatment option available for not so cool procedures. There are variety of Anesthesia options available, and many of them center around your comfort. The anesthesia options offered at Forward Oral Surgery range from Local (novacaine) to general anesthesia (completely asleep).  An intermediate option suitable for many patients is Nitrous Oxide (Sweet Air).

General Anesthesia at our Oral Surgery Office is administered via IV sedation. You then don't feel any pain, do not recall the procedure and have an overvall extremely pleasant experience. The level of sedation (how sleepy you get) is easily controlled and you are very thoroughly monitored throughtout the procedure. This monitoring is equavalent of hospital monitoring during operating room procedures. 

Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation or Dental Intravenous Anesthesia or to some it is referred to as “Twilight Sedation” for their dental treatment. Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed under intravenous sedation. 

If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by the doctor therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same day surgical facility.


To administer general anesthesia in the office, an oral surgeon must have completed rigorous and in depth hospital based anesthesia training. Qualified applicants will then undergo an in office evaluation by a state dental board appointed examiner. The examiner may observe 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.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and The New York State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons each has stringent and evolving requirements for maintenance of accreditation in order to protect our patients.