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Anesthesia Options

We Value Your Comfort

As part of our commitment to providing comfortable oral surgery care, we proudly offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation. It’s understandable that some patients are anxious about surgery or concerned about pain. At Kentuckiana Oral Maxillofacial and Dental Implant Surgery, we strive to make our patients feel as comfortable as possible.

Types of Anesthesia

There are several options of anesthesia and sedation available to choose from.

Can Oral Surgeons Administer Anesthesia?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only dental professionals trained and qualified to administer all types of anesthesia. Following dental school, an oral surgeon must complete several additional years of training. This training takes place in a hospital setting and includes learning how to safely administer anesthesia and monitor patients throughout surgery. 

Our oral surgeons Dr. Walters, Dr. Noonan, Dr. Mills, Dr. Warren, and Dr. Allen always take the time to explain the procedure and your options for anesthesia prior to treatment. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable and confident about your care. As oral surgery experts, we are committed to the health, safety, and comfort of every patient throughout each step of the oral surgery journey.


We care about the health of our patients even after treatment is complete. That’s why we offer EXPAREL, a non-narcotic pain relief option that is helping us combat the opioid epidemic in our nation. Your oral surgeon can administer EXPAREL directly to the surgical site at the end of your procedure. It will provide pain relief for up to three days after your surgery, reducing or eliminating the need for opioid pain medications.  

There are many benefits to receiving EXPAREL during oral surgery: 

  • Only one dose is needed
  • Your surgeon administers EXPAREL during surgery while you are under the effects of anesthesia, so you will not feel discomfort
  • EXPAREL will numb the area and provide pain relief for up to 72 hours after administered 
  • You can receive EXPAREL after many types of oral surgery procedures
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for opioids 

Ask us about your pain relief options during the consultation and how EXPAREL can benefit your oral surgery experience and possibly eliminate the need for narcotics following a surgical procedure.

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