Outpatient Anesthesia – Going to “sleep” for your procedure
June 10, 2017
Visiting the oral surgeon, even for a simple procedure, can provide a significant amount of anxiety. Whether it be for wisdom tooth removal, dental implant placement, a biopsy, or removal of a tooth with site preparation for an implant, concerns frequently exist about what the experience will hold. Fortunately, at Berks Oral Surgery, our doctors are expertly trained in the administration of varying levels of anesthesia options; including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, sedation and general anesthesia.
For those patients who have concerns about their procedure, our doctors can provide an environment and experience that can eliminate these fears. With the use of general anesthesia and sedation, your procedure will be completed while you are comfortably and safely sedated as needed for you and the procedure at hand. During your visit, your doctor will review your pertinent medical history and determine the safest method of anesthesia that is consistent with your wishes. If necessary, discussion with your primary care physician may be required. During your procedure, our team uses state of the art monitoring to ensure your safety while you are in our care.
If you have concerns, and need any of the procedures or treatments listed on our site, call to schedule a consultation visit today!
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June 2, 2017
With the weather getting better every day, many of us are getting out more and participating in sports and other activities. While this can be a lot of fun, it can also be potentially hazardous to your teeth and face. All too often, our doctors see patients who sustain sports-related injuries that cause broken or lost teeth, or even broken jawbones. In nearly all of these cases, mouth guards were not being utilized to help protect against these injuries. Across the US, nearly 5 million teeth are lost as a result of traumatic injuries every year!
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2.6 million children are treated in emergency departments each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. Yet, a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists in 2011 found that 67 percent of parents admit that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports.
At Berks Oral Surgery, we are experts in the management of traumatic facial injuries, especially of the mouth and teeth, and although we can manage missing teeth with dental implants, we would much prefer our patients to avoid these unfortunate injuries and lose teeth as a result of facial trauma. Contact us to make an appointment today for a fitting for a custom fit mouth guard. You can even design it specifically for you!
For more information regarding ways to protect against facial and oral injuries, visit MyOMS.org.
Be safe, Berks County!
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May 26, 2017
Summer is a great time to consider having an evaluation regarding your wisdom teeth. Even if a wisdom tooth does not have symptoms or pain, it may still be causing problems in the area or with other teeth. The doctors at Berks Oral Surgery are experts in the management of wisdom teeth, and can review with you the options in the management of your wisdom teeth.
If your doctor feels you would benefit from having your wisdom teeth removed, summer tends to provide enough time to recover while not missing school or other responsibilities. Having a consult also helps to schedule any procedures around important life events, like graduations, weddings, and school sports.
Call today to schedule your wisdom tooth consults, with an expert in wisdom tooth management at Berks Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, 610-374-4093.