Anesthesia

  Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMSs) are trained in all aspects of anesthesia administration. Following dental school, they complete at least four years of training in a hospital-based surgical residency program alongside medical residents in general surgery, anesthesia and other specialties. During this time, OMS residents serve on the medical anesthesiology service, where they evaluate […]

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Pain Management

Recently there have been some concerns amongst our patients with regard to the management of pain through medications post-operatively.  These concerns fall on both sides of the argument where some people feel they haven’t been given enough pain medication and others don’t want pain medications at all.  This is a very tricky subject, not just […]

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Informed Consent

Part of the consultation process for any surgical procedure is obtaining informed consent.  Informed consent is the process by which the surgeon explains the procedure being done and the risks, benefits and potential complications which can occur from undergoing a procedure.  Additionally the consent process implies that with full knowledge of what can occur as […]

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Anesthesia for Dental Surgery

As an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice we are fully trained to offer patients general anesthesia for their surgical procedure in our outpatient office.  People often have misconceptions about the kinds of anesthesia that is offered due to the many terms and phrases used to describe outpatient anesthesia procedures.  People often use the term “twilight” […]

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