Traditional Oral Surgery & Anesthesia
Traditional Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery consists of:
Removal of decayed and non-repairable teeth, impacted wisdom or other teeth. Impacted teeth are those which fail to erupt properly into the mouth in a functional position for the following reasons:
a. Inadequate space
b. Unusual angles or position
Treatment of tumors, cysts or lesions involving the mouth or jaws
Preparing gums and jaw bone for dentures
a. Gum Grafting (Vestibuloplasty) deepens the vestibule of the mouth.
b. Bone re-contouring (Alveoplasty) creates a smooth and stable foundation for dentures.
Dr. Zebovitz’ patient centered philosophy, combined with personalized service, applies to these procedures as well. He offers a detailed evaluation and discussion of treatment and anesthetic options prior to each procedure.
Please contact any of the following numbers to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zebovitz:
800.660.4667 or 4OMS
Pain Management Options
Dr. Zebovitz offers a range of choices in pain management, from local to general anesthesia. Each of our options to ensure the comfort of our patients are provided in a safe, well equipped facility.
The “right choice” of anesthesia for you or your loved one is based first on safety, then, on the ability to achieve as successful and comfortable procedure as possible. To help you determine the right fit for you, Dr. Zebovitz asks about relevant medical conditions and history; then, he inquires about your family’s experiences with and responses to anesthesia. Finally, he addresses any other concerns and/or anxieties you may have in regards to surgery and pain management. Once this discussion is completed, Dr. Zebovitz presents options so together you can make the best selection, yielding the desired outcome.
Anesthetic Options include:
Local anesthesia (such as Novocain)
Local anesthesia (such as Novocain) plus nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”)
Local anesthesia (such as Novocain) plus oral premedication (to act as a tranquilizer)
Combination of #2 and #3
IV Sedation (“twilight” sleep)
Dr. Zebovitz understands many people are uncomfortable with needles. He takes care to use exacting, gentle skills when performing an IV. Often, if there is a special concern in this area, we offer options to make this as easy as possible, including:
Providing a cream to numb the area for application 1 hour prior to your appointment, which creates as painless an IV experience as possible
Administering nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” prior to the shot, to reduce anxiety and create relaxation
Combining #1 and #2, offering an oral premedication to reduce anxiety well before the IV
Again, the goal of pain management is to provide an experience that is as safe, smooth and as pleasant as possible. Dr. Zebovitz’ success is based on the practice of consistent efforts toward achieving this mission.