An upcoming visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a
potential anxiety producer. Patients are typically most concerned
about possible pain — whether the procedure is going to hurt.
The good news is that, whether your procedure requires local or intravenous anesthesia, today's technology makes it possible to perform complex surgeries in the office with little or no pain. Knowing this should help you relax.
Putting Your Mind at Ease
The best way to reduce anxiety is to make certain you know what to expect during and after surgery. The more you know, the less you have to worry about.
Prior to surgery your Doctor will discuss the type of anesthetic to be used, as well as the way you're likely to feel during and after the operation, and any concerns you might have about the operation.
During surgery, you may be administered any of the following to control your pain and anxiety: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide-oxygen, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Patients commonly describe their feelings during surgery as comfortable and surprisingly pleasant.
Before and after surgery, you may be prescribed a medication to make you as comfortable as possible when you get home.
Extensive Training and Experience in the Control of Pain and Anxiety
Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained in all aspects of anesthesia administration. We are well-prepared to diagnose the source of pain and anxiety, and appropriately administer anesthesia.