If you have been advised by your dentist or dental specialist that you “need to see the oral and maxillofacial surgeon” for treatment, come see us!
Whether you need simple or complex tooth extractions, or grafting or implant procedures, or have a lump or spot in your mouth, or traumatic injury, we are here to make your evaluation and treatment experience COMFORTABLE for you.
Our receptionist will welcome you to our practice and will help you make an appointment in as timely a fashion as possible. Our competent financial coordination staff will help you understand and utilize your insurance benefits.
Our office is “state of the art” with modern oral surgery, dental implant and bone grafting, instrument sterilization, anesthesia equipment, soft tissue LASER, hand held NOMAD x-ray technology, i-CAT FLX 3D cone beam computed tomography, and more; offering you the best there is to offer in in-office oral and maxillofacial surgical care.
Dr. Banks and her well- trained Surgical-Anesthesia Team members provide the following services to make your treatment pleasant and comfortable, from your initial evaluation throughout treatment and aftercare:
“Anesthesia safety is a prime concern. Sometimes doctors like to avoid this discussion, but I don’t. I hold myself to the standards set by the American Association of Anesthesiologists and by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This means that all patients are appropriately monitored under anesthesia. This may include non-invasive blood pressure, pulse, pulseoximetry, ECG and capnography. For longer surgeries we follow hospital surgery protocols and use sequential compression devices on the lower legs to promote circulation. This means that I am ACLS and PALS certified, and the surgical-anesthesia team members are ACLS and BLS certified. This means that we train for and prepare ourselves for situations we hope will never happen, and that we take this aspect of our job very seriously.
Dr. Kathy A. Banks