Most people don’t like to learn that they need a wisdom tooth extraction. The thought of the process alone can strike fear in some; yet, in the hands of a trained dental practitioner, this doesn’t have to be the case. Although there have been horror stories of people losing their life following tooth extractions, the oral surgeons of OMSH have put important policies and practices in place to reduce this risk. So- How does a patient know if they may be at risk of complications from this common procedure, and what steps may be taken to reduce these risks? These are questions every person should ask before agreeing to dental extractions of any type.
It’s commonplace for patients to know and understand that every surgical procedure involves risks and certain aspects that can take place beyond even the surgeon’s control. Therefore, consent forms must be signed before any procedure can take place. Moreover, the surgeons of OMSH ensure that patients are well informed of their safety practices and policies when it comes to the administration of anesthesia, as well as their required and consistent patient monitoring processes during every procedure.
Why People May Have Complications
There is always an array of reasons as to why something could go wrong during or after a procedure. For instance, sometimes patients may not provide their dental specialist with a full medical history. As such, this increases the risk of complications. Furthermore, patients may not be aware that a condition they are dealing with, or a certain medication they take, can impact their oral health. Without this information, the dentist cannot take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of a problem developing. However, a practitioner trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery has undergone extensive training for situations such as this, so they can react quickly in the event something goes wrong.
We Are Proactive Should Complications Occur
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, and numerous things could happen during a tooth extraction- especially when a general dentist encounters a difficult case. In addition, some patients react negatively to anesthesia, even those who have never had problems in the past. HOWEVER, the oral surgeons of OMSH are trained to be proactive, while also effectively handling every issue quickly to reduce any risk to the patient. This is due to their extensive patient evaluation process, knowledge and skill with administering anesthesia of all kinds, and their careful consideration of each patient’s needs prior to any procedure.
Consulting with an oral maxillofacial surgeon of OMSH before undergoing tooth extractions of any type is a wise move. Our highly trained specialists take on complicated oral surgery cases, and have the required training necessary to perform various kinds of tooth extractions. Our dental physicians are also diplomats of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, among a very elite group of practices that can make this claim. When it comes to safety and comfort, no one should settle for less. Call us at 832-509-4505 for an appointment.