Pain Management/Anesthesia


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons undergo extensive training in Anesthesia during residency.  In fact, Oral Surgeons train alongside medical anesthesiology residents.  During your consultation, your Oral Surgeon will discuss the most appropriate anesthesia for your procedure. 

Our practice offers 3 types of Anesthesia:

  • Local Anesthesia
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • IV Sedation / General Anesthesia

Pain Management

Following your procedure, you may have some pain and swelling.  It is important to follow the post-operative instructions to minimize any post-operative complications.  

At the Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas we are dedicated to combating the Opioid Epidemic in America.  We have taken steps to decrease opioid abuse by:

  • Having our surgeons complete annual opioid training
  • Limiting the amount of prescribed narcotics
  • Offering EXPAREL (non-opioid, long lasting post surgical pain relief)
  • Recommending patients use over-the-counter pain medications such as Motrin and Tylenol to manage potential post-operative discomfort
  • Occasionally using holistic medications to combat post-operative discomfort