An upcoming visit to an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is often an anxiety producer. In this case, the patient is typically concerned about possible pain from the procedure.
The good news is that whether your procedure requires local or intravenous anesthesia, today's technology makes it possible for Dr. Krochmal to perform complex surgery in our office with little or no discomfort at all.
Knowing this usually starts to reduce our patient's level of anxiety.
As with most anxiety-producing situations, the more you know, the less you have to be anxious about. Prior to surgery, Dr. Krochmal and our staff will review with you the type of anesthetic to be used, as well as the way you're likely to feel during and after the operation. This is the time to discuss any concerns you may have about any facet of the operation.
During surgery, one or more of the following may be used to control your pain and anxiety:
- Local anesthesia
- Nitrous oxide analgesia
- Intravenous sedation
- General anesthesia
Dr. Krochmal uses the highest level of patient monitoring during surgery.
Patients commonly describe their feelings during surgery as comfortable and surprisingly pleasant. After surgery, you may be prescribed a medication to make you as comfortable as possible when you get home. .
If you are in need of dental care that requires Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implants, please call us at (757) 440-7777. Thank you.