- 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.
All of these situations are classic anxiety producers. What they have in common is that each involves the unknown. That's what anxiety is: the fear of an upcoming specific event that, in all likelihood, you've never before experienced.
THE LESS YOU WORRY, THE EASIER IT WILL BE !
An upcoming visit to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is another potential anxiety producer. In this case, the individual typically is most concerned with possible pain associated with surgery.
Modern technology now makes it possible to perform complex surgery in the office with little or no discomfort. Knowing this should start to bring your anxiety level down to a minimum.
EXTENSIVE SCHOOLING AND EXPERIENCE IN THE CONTROL OF PAIN AND ANXIETY
Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi are not only specialists in dealing with problems of the mouth, teeth and jaws, they are also experienced in dealing with the control of pain and anxiety.
Due to years of hospital training, Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi have received extensive schooling in medical and dental aspects of anesthesia. Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi are thoroughly knowledgeable in pain and anxiety management and they possess extensive clinical experience in anesthesia techniques ranging from local anesthesia to conscious sedation to general anesthesia.
PUTTING YOUR MIND AT EASE
One of the things Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi have been taught in terms of reducing anxiety is the importance of making their patients aware of what to expect during surgery. It's usually true; the more you know, the less you have to be anxious about. That's why beforehand, you'll review with either Dr. Ernst or Dr. Pirozzi the type of anesthesia to be used that is best suited for you.
Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi will answer any questions you may have about any facet of the operation. During surgery, one or more of the following can be used in controlling pain and anxiety: local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Commonly, patients describe their feelings during surgery as surprisingly pleasant, without a care in the world!
After surgery, Drs. Ernst or Pirozzi can prescribe a number of medications to make you as comfortable as possible when you get home. Before, during and after surgery Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi truly share your concern for your well being. Drs. Ernst and Pirozzi also have the training , knowledge and expertise to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as it possibly can be!