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Top 5 Myths and Facts About Oral Surgery

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  1. maxillofacial oral surgery Cleveland TnMyth: All Oral Surgeries are Extremely Painful.
    Fact: While pain tolerance is relative per patient, not all oral surgical procedures are painful. In a study of 75 patients, only 17 suggested that the pain was worse than expected. For pain management, Ocoee Oral Surgery provides Intravenous Anesthesia for maximum comfort during procedures and post-operative medications to help provide the highest level of patient comfort.
  2. Myth: Dental Sedation is NOT Safe.
    Fact: While some might be worried to go under the knife, the majority of oral surgery patients are most concerned about the “needle” of sedation and general anesthesia. So is dental sedation safe? The answer is yes! Our Oral Surgeons have more anesthesia training than any other dental professionals and they are more than qualified to deliver safe and effective sedation to their patients. They are licensed to provide Intravenous Sedation and General Anesthesia.
  3. Myth: Recovery is a Hard Road.
    Fact: The common misconception of oral surgery is the post operative process and duration of recovery. Many patients assume they will be out of work for several days or weeks following their oral surgery. However, in most cases, recovery time is just 3 days. While following directions, watching what you eat, and monitoring levels of discomfort with prescribed medications, you should bounce back in no time!
  4. Myth: All Oral Specialists Have the Same Qualifications.
    Fact: If you are considering oral surgery, do your homework first. Not all oral specialists are licensed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Our Cleveland, TN oral surgeons are the only Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons serving Bradley County full time. They practice full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with special interest in Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, and the Removal & treatment of Impacted Teeth.
  5. Myth: There’s a Better Oral Surgeon in the Southeast.
    Fact: Hey, we had to try! Our certified, licensed team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and staff proudly serves Cleveland, Tn and the surrounding Chattanooga areas for over 35 years combined. Just check out our reviews!

Do you think Oral & Maxillofacial surgery is an option for you? Give us a call to schedule your consultation today. For new patient information on oral surgery and post surgery information, click here.

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery



Is your scheduled oral surgery appointment rapidly approaching? If this is your first oral surgery procedure and you’re feeling a bit apprehensive, get surgery-ready with these top five must-dos on how to prepare for oral surgery.


  1. Do familiarize yourself with the surgeon and staff before surgery day. Once you have researched testimonials, reviewing patient information, don’t be afraid to ask additional questions. A thorough consultation with your surgeon can reassure any lingering concerns or doubts, before and after surgery.
  2. Do remember to breathe. If you are experiencing periods of anxiety or panic, do let your surgical staff know before undergoing surgery. Blood pressure levels are important to monitor during surgical procedures, even in oral procedures. Patients experiencing hypertension will need additional monitoring, as this could have an adverse effect from anesthesia and sedatives. Tips to lower blood pressure before surgery: play calming music the day of and right before arriving, meditate in the days leading up to the big day, and maintain a positive outlook.
  3. Do arrange for transportation and care. In most surgical procedures, an anesthesia or sedative is administered. This typically requires the care of an escort to and from your appointment. Not only will you appreciate their company, if you are experiencing high levels of anxiety, it is possible they can help to minimize nerves.
  4. Do refrain from eating and drinking 6 hours before surgery, smoking 12 hours prior, and consuming alcohol 24 hours prior. For the best surgical outcome, it’s critical that your body is refreshed and also, not sick before surgery. If you are experiencing symptoms resembling the flu, congestion, a cough or cold, or any illness contact your oral surgeon as soon as possible to reschedule the appointment.
  5. Do remind yourself confidently, you can do this!


If you have any additional questions regarding how to prepare for oral surgery, contact Ocoee Oral Surgery of Cleveland, TN today.