A child wonders what the first day of school will be like. Someone is about to start a new job. A young couple is about to be married. Each of these situations is a classic anxiety producer. What they have in common is that each involves the unknown. And that's what anxiety is: the fear of a specific upcoming event that, in all likelihood, you've never before experienced.
Maxillofacial injuries, also referred to as facial trauma, encompass any injury to the mouth, face and jaw. Almost everyone has experienced such an injury, or knows someone who has. Most maxillofacial injuries are caused by a sports mishap, motor vehicle accident, on-the-job accident, act of violence or an accident in the home.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental surgical specialists in the removal of teeth. Unfortunately, when teeth are damaged due to large caries, extensive periodontal disease, tooth fractures, or various other reasons, the only real option is removal of the teeth. We offer various forms of anesthesia, in addition to local anesthesia, to minimize the anxiety of the procedure.