General Anesthesia and Sedation at Elevated Oral Surgery

At Elevated Oral Surgery, your comfort, safety, and overall experience are our utmost concerns. Our highly skilled Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon meets with patients to discuss their needs and concerns, ensuring delivery of personalized, exceptional care.

We understand that the prospect of oral surgery can be unnerving for many. That’s why we offer both general anesthesia and sedation at our facility, which is located in the heart of San Diego, CA. These options are designed to create a pain-free, relaxed experience during your oral surgery, no matter how simple or complex the procedure might be. 

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Understanding General Anesthesia

General anesthesia induces a state of unconsciousness, providing a level of comfort for patients undergoing major surgeries. Our experienced oral surgeon and dedicated anesthetic team carefully monitor all stages of anesthesia, from the initial administration through the recovery process. We adhere to the highest standards of safety, and every measure is taken to ensure the best surgical outcome.

Unlike local or topical anesthesia, which numbs a specific area of the mouth, general anesthesia affects the whole body. While under general anesthesia, you’ll be entirely unconscious and unaware of the surgery taking place. This form of anesthesia is commonly used for more complex procedures or for those patients who experience a high degree of surgical anxiety. 

Sedation Options for Increased Comfort

Sedation is often administered to help patients relax during their procedures at Elevated Oral Surgery. We use intravenous, or IV sedation, one of the most effective type of sedation in oral surgery. Patients remain conscious and are able to respond to verbal commands, but they are in a state of extreme relaxation and often remember very little about the procedure afterwards.

Just as with our general anesthesia, our team of professional sedation experts is carefully monitoring your condition during the entire procedure. Their goal is to maintain your safety and comfort, providing adjustments as necessary and making sure your experience at our Oral Surgery center in San Diego, CA, is as stress-free as possible. 

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Choosing the best Oral Surgeon in San Diego, CA

When you need oral surgery, finding the right oral surgeon is crucial. At Elevated Oral Surgery, our oral surgeon is board-certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has substantial experience and training in administering general anesthesia and sedation. Our surgeon is not only dedicated to achieving optimal surgical outcomes but also is committed to providing patients with an environment of care, safety, and comfort.

Our patients consistently value our personalized and comprehensive approach to oral surgery. Combined with our state-of-the-art technology and our unmatched expertise in general anesthesia and sedation, it’s clear why Elevated Oral Surgery stands out among Oral Surgery providers in San Diego, CA. 

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Meet Our Team


Dr. James H. MacDowell, DDS

Oral Surgeon

The Proof is in Our Patients

Conveniently Located

Our practice is conveniently located in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. Whether you are a local resident or visiting from out of town, we are easily accessible, ensuring that your oral surgical needs are met with convenience and ease.

Schedule a Consultation

Your oral health is our top priority. Schedule a consultation with Dr. James MacDowell at Elevated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today and experience the highest level of oral surgical care in San Diego, CA. Together, we can elevate  your smile and transform your life.