Other Dental Procedures – Orlando, FL – Trevisani Oral Surgery
Other Procedures, IV Sedation, Oral Pathology – Orlando
Intravenous sedation is a common procedure which is considered quite safe. You will be observed throughout the procedure. Your blood pressure and heart will be monitored before, during, and after your procedure, as well as, your pulse rate and oxygen level. Because the anesthetic medication causes prolonged drowsiness, you must be accompanied by a responsible adult who must remain in the office during your entire procedure and recovery period, drive you home, and stay with you for several hours.
It is very important to have the oral cavity examined for soft tissue changes. The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth: Reddish patches (erythroplakia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth; a sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily; a lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth; chronic sore throat or hoarseness; difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face, and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology and, curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer. We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems.