Oral Surgeons Montgomery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates (OMSA) employs a unique combination of experts and a compassionate, long-standing staff to provide unparalleled care in a warm, welcoming environment. We highly value our patients’ comfort, relaxation, and time, and treatment is geared toward restoring quality of life with minimal discomfort and in as few visits as possible. Our oral surgeons, operating in Montgomery, Prattville, and Troy, Alabama, are trained and board-certified to administer general anesthesia and IV sedation, allowing patients to sleep through treatment and enabling us to complete surgical procedures quicker.
Your Initial Consultation
Generally, oral surgery isn’t performed during the first appointment. Your initial consultation will consist of explaining your diagnosis and treatment options, evaluating your medical history, devising an appropriate treatment plan, and discussing financing options. To assist us during your consultation, please bring:
- Your surgical referral
- List of any medications you are currently taking
- All necessary medical or dental insurance forms. Filling these out beforehand will save time and allow us to help you process any claims
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 19 must have a parent or legal guardian present during the initial consultation.
Doctors, with Benefits
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive an additional six years of surgical and anesthesia training in a hospital setting. Aside from medical training and education, our practice offers several advantages, including hospital privileges at Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center East.
Oral Surgery—What to Expect
Patients undergoing intravenous (IV) sedation and anesthesia must complete a pre-operative consultation and physical examination first. Please alert us immediately if you have a medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart health issues, rheumatic fever, or other issues that can complicate surgery, or if you’re currently taking any medication. Before surgery;
- Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight prior to surgery
- Be sure a responsible adult can accompany you to the office and remain throughout the procedure to drive you home afterward
- Wear loose-fitting clothes with sleeves that stop, or can be rolled up, above the elbow, and remove all jewelry, contact lenses, and any removable dental prostheses (i.e., denture).
More specific pre-operative instructions will be given on a case-by-case basis before the day of the procedure.
Post-operative instructions will depend on the surgical procedure performed. In most cases, some swelling and discomfort is expected in the days immediately following surgery. Your oral surgeon will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics* to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Plan to rest the entire day of your surgery, and restrict your activities until you feel comfortable to resume your normal routine.
*Women please note: Some antibiotics may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control measures. Please check with your pharmacist before surgery.
Contact Our Oral Surgeons Today
To schedule a consultation, contact our oral surgeons today. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates has offices in three Alabama locations, and we proudly serve patients from Montgomery, Prattville, Troy, and the surrounding communities.
I wish to thank publically Dr. Ingalls and his staff for "going the extra mile" and not only providing great dental care but also helping a fellow human being out of compassion and caring. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you did for my family member.Rodney H.