At Whitewater Oral Surgery Group, we make every effort to ensure our patients feel confident in our care. We provide a variety of anesthetic options, so our patients can have a comfortable oral and cosmetic surgery experience.

Types of Anesthesia

Whitewater Oral Surgery Group uses three main types of anesthesia:


Local anesthesia is administered directly to the surgical site and only affects the local area. It is commonly used for minor procedures, such as simple dental extractions or small soft tissue biopsies.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas and is a mild sedative inhaled through a mask over the mouth and nose. It is often used in conjunction with local anesthesia. The effects of the gas will dissipate after breathing some oxygen for a few minutes after the procedure.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered into the patient’s vein. This type of sedation is most commonly used during impacted wisdom teeth extraction, extensive dental implant surgery, or any surgical procedure that may be more complex in nature.

More About Anesthesia

Whitewater Oral Surgery Group is proud of their dedication to excellence and safety. Oral surgeons like Drs. Kempers, Nelson, and Hastings, have received extensive training to be qualified to provide anesthesia safely. Our surgical staff are also trained to monitor and assist a patient during anesthesia.

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Our oral surgeons perform a broad scope of oral and cosmetic surgery procedures at their state-of-the-art offices in Boise, Hailey, and Star, ID. We encourage you to give us a call to schedule an appointment and see how Whitewater Oral Surgery Group can deliver the right results for you.

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