Oral Surgery Group has a strong professional commitment towards ensuring that your whole mouth remains healthy and free of underlying disease. To this end we have equipped our office with state of the art digital x-ray equipment. Our Heliodent DS Intraoral system provides brilliant images of your teeth which allows us to make swift and accurate diagnoses. Within 4 seconds we can view your dental problem areas on a computer screen, greatly expediting your consultation visit.
OSG also employs the Galileos 3D Cone Beam technology which provides a quick (14 sec.) comprehensive 3D image of the entire oral/maxillofacial region with minimum radiation exposure.
This technology not only provides a PANORAMIC X-RAY, but also additional diagnostic images which enhance our abilities to accurately diagnose and ultimately aid your treatment. For your safety we prescribe only those x-rays which are required to make an accurate diagnosis and help us in rendering treatment.
If you are referred to us by another dentist or physician, PLEASE BRING RECENT OR PERTINENT X-RAYS OF THE AREA IN QUESTION.
Sedation & Anesthesia
Oral Surgery Group provides several options for sedation and anesthesia. Your doctor will discuss which of the following is best for you:
LOCAL ANESTHESIA- consisting of injections in the mouth to numb or anesthetize the area where treatment is to be rendered.
LOCAL ANESTHESIA + NITROUS OXIDE “LAUGHING GAS” a combination that allays apprehension and reduces pain.
INTRAVENOUS ANESTHESIA – injection of drugs that establish either a state of conscious or deep sedation in order to accomplish the intended surgery. Local anesthesia is frequently used in conjunction with this type of anesthesia in order to reduce the requirement of the injected drug.
Pre-Operative Instructions for Intravenous Anesthesia
1. The night before surgery eat a light, easily digestible meal, consume no alcoholic beverages and retire early.
2. For morning surgery, nothing to eat or drink after midnight- NOT EVEN WATER.
3. For afternoon surgery, a light breakfast is permitted as long as you have had nothing to eat or drink for 8 full hours prior to surgery- NOT EVEN WATER.
4. Your mouth and teeth should be well cleansed immediately before your appointment.
5. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting, short sleeved clothing and no jewelry---including piercings.
6. A responsible person must accompany you and drive you home after the operation. He or she must remain in the waiting room for the entire appointment. Under no circumstances may you drive a motorized vehicle after surgery until the following day.
Pre-Operative Instructions for Local Anesthesia
Your mouth and teeth should be well cleansed immediately before your appointment.
Medical Laboratory Tests
Pre-surgical laboratory tests are performed at our facility. These are done not only to detect blood abnormalities and to monitor the blood sugar of a diabetic, but also, to protect you from any preventable complication of surgery. These tests are done at a nominal cost to you and, save the delay often associated with going to the hospital for the pre-surgical work-up.
These include tests for: Diabetes, Anemia, Coagulation, Osteonecrosis