If you’re facing the prospect of oral surgery and feel apprehensive, we understand. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about what may or may not happen during your procedure. But at Cliff Dental Clinic, our compassionate team will work hard to make your experience as stress-free as possible.
Dr. Caddell has significant experience in performing many types of oral surgery and is knowledgeable about the techniques that will make your oral surgery safe and efficient. Our warm and friendly office environment, combined with advances in dental medicine, help us to perform surgical procedures that ensure your comfort before, during, and after treatment.
Reasons for Oral Surgery
Our goal is to provide you with treatments that keep your teeth whole and healthy for a long time. But extraction may be necessary for the following reasons:
- Severe decay deep within a tooth
- Significant loss of tooth structure
- A severe abscess that results from root canal infection.
- Extensive periodontal disease
Aside from tooth extraction, oral surgery may necessary to prepare your jaw for denture placement or to resolve a failing root canal.
Our compassionate, friendly team is sensitive to the fact that you may approach oral surgery with some anxiety. We find that, in many cases, fear of the unknown is a factor when it comes to the level of anxiety you feel about oral surgery.
Before we proceed with treatment, Dr. Caddell and our team will take the time to talk to you about what you can expect so that there are no surprises.
Sedation That Fits Your Needs
With all the options available for sedation, there is no reason for you to feel stressed or anxious about your surgery. We can customize your sedation to ensure that you feel completely comfortable and at-ease throughout the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Nitrous oxide is a very gentle but effective sedation method. It does not put you to sleep, but it dulls your senses so that you don’t feel any anxiety about what’s happening around you. A member of our sedation team will be with you to ensure that you feel calm and relaxed. Since nitrous oxide is so gentle, you will not feel any after-effects of the sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation: If you experience greater anxiety, Dr. Caddell may decide that oral sedation is appropriate. He will prescribe a calming medication to be taken about an hour before your appointment so that you will be less anxious when you arrive at our office (if you are using oral sedation, a friend or family member will need to drive you to and from your appointment). By combining oral sedation with nitrous oxide, we can provide you with a completely stress-free experience.
Your Comfort is Our First Priority
You can feel confident that the team at our Graham dental office is completely focused on your needs during treatment. When we’re working with you, you are our most important patient. We are here to answer your questions and act as your support system during more complex procedures like oral surgery.
Please contact our office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your oral surgery.