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Outpatient Sedation & Anesthesia at OSSIM

Outpatient sedation and anesthesia are methods of administering medication to patients undergoing medical or dental procedures to reduce anxiety, discomfort and pain.

Learn About Outpatient Sedation & Anesthesia

Outpatient sedation and anesthesia refers to the administration of medication that will help patients feel relaxed and comfortable while remaining conscious and responsive. This type of sedation is typically used for procedures that do not require general anesthesia, allowing patients to undergo the procedure and return home the same day. The medication used for outpatient sedation and anesthesia may include oral sedatives, nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, intravenous (IV) sedatives or a combination of these medications.

Outpatient sedation and anesthesia is often used during dental procedures such as extractions or implants. Sedation can help alleviate anxiety and pain during the procedure, making the patient more comfortable. The level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure to ensure the patient remains relaxed and responsive. After the procedure, patients are monitored for a period of time before being discharged home.


  • Reduced anxiety and discomfort: Outpatient sedation and anesthesia can make patients feel more relaxed and at ease, allowing them to undergo the procedure with less fear and pain.

  • Increased safety: Outpatient sedation and anesthesia is typically administered by a trained medical professional in a controlled environment, which can help increase safety and reduce the risk of complications during the procedure. Patients are monitored closely throughout the procedure to ensure their safety and well-being.

  • Quicker recovery time: Patients often recover more quickly with outpatient sedation and anesthesia and return home the same day. Outpatient procedures reduce overall recovery time and allow patients to resume normal activities sooner.