Exploring Anaesthesia Options at Argyle Associates

When it comes to oral and maxillofacial surgery, ensuring patient comfort and safety is paramount. At Argyle Associates, we understand that every patient’s needs and preferences are unique. That’s why we offer a range of anaesthesia options tailored to individual requirements. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the various types of anaesthesia available at Argyle Associates and their benefits.

1. Local Freezing

Local anaesthesia, commonly known as freezing, is a type of anaesthesia used to numb a specific area of the mouth or face. It is typically administered through an injection directly into the treatment site. Local freezing blocks nerve signals in the area, preventing the sensation of pain during the procedure while allowing the patient to remain conscious. This type of anaesthesia is commonly used for minor oral surgeries such as tooth extractions and dental implant placement.

2. Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective form of sedation that is administered through a mask placed over the nose. It produces feelings of relaxation and euphoria, helping patients feel more comfortable and less anxious during treatment. Nitrous oxide is unique in that its effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed, allowing patients to drive themselves home after the procedure. This makes it an excellent option for patients who prefer to avoid the lingering effects of other forms of sedation.

3. IV Deep Sedation

IV Deep Sedation combines the benefits of both IV Conscious Sedation and Deep Sedation to provide a comprehensive approach to patient comfort and safety during oral and maxillofacial procedures. Administered through a vein in the arm or hand by our experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, IV Deep Sedation induces a profound state of relaxation and drowsiness while allowing the patient to remain conscious and responsive. This level of sedation is closely monitored throughout the procedure to ensure optimal safety and efficacy. Ideal for patients with moderate to severe anxiety or those undergoing complex surgical procedures, IV Deep Sedation offers a tailored approach to meet individual needs and ensure a comfortable experience.

4. General Anaesthesia

General anaesthesia is the deepest form of sedation, in which the patient is completely unconscious and unable to feel pain. It is administered through a combination of intravenous medications and inhaled gases, and the patient is closely monitored by our team of anaesthesiologists throughout the procedure. General anaesthesia is usually reserved for extensive surgeries or patients who are unable to tolerate other forms of sedation due to medical reasons.

Choosing the Right Anaesthesia Option

At Argyle Associates, our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate anaesthesia option based on your individual needs, medical history, and the complexity of the procedure. Our priority is to ensure your comfort and safety throughout your treatment journey.


With a range of anaesthesia options available, Argyle Associates is dedicated to providing personalised care that meets the unique needs of each patient. Whether you require minor oral surgery or more extensive procedures, our experienced team is committed to ensuring your comfort and safety every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our anaesthesia options and schedule your consultation.

Experience peace of mind and exceptional care at Argyle Associates.