Oral Surgery Services
Our surgeons have extensive knowledge, training and certification in a wide variety of anesthesia techniques. They are certified by both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. All staff members have various certifications related to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency patient care, and patients undergoing anesthesia. Throughout your visit you will always be under the watchful and experienced care of our clinical staff.
Here at Oral Surgery Center our doctors and staff are committed to keeping you comfortable and informed while you are in their care. We strive to make your experience as painless, relaxing, and stress-free as possible. Our caring staff will listen to your concerns and make appropriate recommendations.
There are 3 different anesthesia options available to you, each helps to block uncomfortable sensations during surgical procedures. The doctor will explain all methods of anesthesia to you. He will recommend what he believes to be the best form for your procedure and situation. Please follow the directions below related to the type of anesthesia you will be undergoing. We look forward to seeing you soon.
- Local Anesthesia: Shots/Injections of medication which numbs the extraction site(s).
- IV Sedation: Twilight/Light Sleep occurs when IV medications are given.
- General Anesthesia: Complete unawareness occurs when IV medications are given.
Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia or IV Sedation:
- Do NOT eat or drink anything 6-8 hours prior to your appointment time.
- You MUST have a responsible adult (18 years or older) drive you home. They MUST remain in the office throughout the surgical procedure. Surgery cannot begin until the driver is present. You cannot take public transportation home. You may ride in a taxi with your escort.
- Plan accordingly; NO driving or strenuous activities for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
- Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
- Do NOT wear contact lenses.
- Take all prescribed medications as directed by your family physician with a small sip of water. Diabetes medications should not be taken if fasting. Anticoagulant medications (i.e. Coumadin, Plavix, Aspirin, etc) may need to be stopped; contact your family physician for specific instructions related to these types of medications.
- Plan for a soft food diet (i.e. soup, ice cream, mashed potatoes).
Patients Undergoing Local Anesthesia Only:
- You may eat a light meal prior to your surgical appointment.
- Verbal & written post-operative instructions will be given.
We are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any questions or concerns. Our doctors can be reached 24 hours a day in case of emergency.
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Our service areas include Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Homewood, Matteson, and Olympia Fields, IL.