The ability to provide patients with safe, effective outpatient anesthesia has distinguished the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. As the surgical specialists of the dental profession, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia administration. After attending dental school, Dr. Guyette completed four years of training in a hospital-based surgical residency program alongside medical residents in general surgery, anesthesia cases and other specialities. During this time, Dr. Guyette completed a rotation on the medical anesthesiology service, during which time he became an expert on evaluating patients for anesthesia, administrating the anesthesia, and monitoring the patient after the anesthesia.
As a result of this extensive training, Dr. Guyette is well prepared to identify, diagnose and assess the source of discomfort and anxiety in each of his patients. This allows him to appropriately administer local anesthesia, all forms of sedation, and general anesthesia. He is experienced in airway management, establishing and maintaining intravenous lines, and managing complications and emergencies that could arise during administration of anesthesia.
The best way to reduce any anxiety you may feel prior to your procedure is to make certain that you know what to expect before, during and after surgery. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Guyette will discuss the options that you have to keep you comfortable during your procedure. We have
Local anesthetic - used to numb the surgical site. It is applied or injected into the area which causes a numb sensation in just a few minutes
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) - a safe and effective sedative agent that is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. This gas is not intended to put you to sleep, but it will help to relax you. Patients describe feeling like they are "floating" and may experience tingling in their arms and legs. The effects wear off shortly after the mask is removed. Learn more about our new Silhouette mask.
Intravenous Sedation - or sometimes called "Twilight" sedation. An injection of a sedative agent is administered and maintained throughout the procedure that provides an extremely pleasant form of sedation.
Dr. Guyette and his knowledgeable staff can explain to you what to expect with any of the anesthesia options. Patients commonly describe their surgical procedure with our office as comfortable and surprisingly pleasant.
“On the night of my procedure, Dr. Guyette called me to see how I was feeling. I thought that was magnificent and it was greatly appreciated! I felt very cared for!” Gordon Stein