Our office is equipped and the staff is trained in the administration of a range of anesthesia techniques. This may range from local anesthesia (similar to numbing of the mouth for dental fillings) to nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used is dependent upon the type of procedure performed, the patient’s health, Dr. Chin’s recommendation, as well as the patient’s preference. More complex anesthesia cases may be performed in a hospital operating room. At your exam appointment Dr. Chin will discuss with you the appropriate anesthesia options for your surgery to help facilitate making the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.