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Tips for Managing Your Oral Surgery Fears


If you’re a bit nervous about visiting an oral surgeon, you’re not alone. Almost everyone experiences a little reserve when they’re sitting in a dental chair—even for something small like a regular checkup. So to help you out, we’ve listed a few strategies below for managing your oral surgery fears.

Get to Know Your Surgeon. You’ll feel a lot better about your procedure if you take some time to talk with your surgeon. All of our surgeons have undergone extensive training and are among the top doctors in their field. At Austin Oral Surgery you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Ask About the Procedure. When you speak to your surgeon, ask him or her to explain the procedure to you. The more you know about what will happen and why, the more comfortable you’ll feel during the surgery.

Let Your Surgeon Know That Your Nervous. You shouldn’t feel ashamed for being nervous. Letting your surgeon know how you feel will help him or her tailor the procedure to your needs.

Understand How the Anesthesia Will Work. At Austin Oral Surgery we offer four separate types of anesthesia that range from oral sedatives to decrease anxiety, to IV sedation options that will allow you to sleep through much of the procedure. Ask your oral surgeon about which type of anesthesia he recommends for you and how you’ll be affected during surgery.

To learn more about the procedures offered at Austin Oral Surgery or speak to one of our surgeons, give us a call today.