Many patients express feeling anxiety before a surgical procedure. This is a normal feeling and the surgical staff at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center strives to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible for your procedure. We offer many options for sedation when you undergo an oral surgical procedure at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. The methods used often depend on the preference of the patient and the nature of the surgical procedure.
Oral surgeons are highly qualified to administer anesthesia.
Oral surgeons must receive and complete extensive training in performing anesthesia before they go into oral surgery practice. During his residency, Dr. Kunkel spent four months as a dedicated Anesthesia Resident treating adult patients in Wishard and University hospitals in Indianapolis. In addition, he spent two months as a dedicated Pediatric Anesthesia Resident at Riley Children’s Hospital. The remainder of his four-year residency was spent actively treating patients with a variety of anesthetic techniques with a focus on anesthetic management of oral surgery patients.
Oral surgeons, like Dr. Michael Kunkel, receive the highest level of licensure for dental practitioners to perform anesthesia. This allows him to perform deep sedation or general anesthesia, which is often necessary to comfortably undergo certain procedures. This is in contrast to most general dentists who are often licensed for light conscious sedation only.