Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Sheets and Begley manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Drs. Sheets and Begley practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery to wisdom tooth removal. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial injuries and fractures. Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
A preoperative consultation and physical examination is mandatory for patients undergoing IV anesthesia for surgery. Please have nothing to eat or drink six hours prior to your surgery. You will also need a responsible adult to drive you home and remain in the office during the surgery. We also require, that the vehicle the patient will be traveling home in, REMAIN at the office for the duration of the appointment as well.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medication (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, bisphosphonates, etc).
The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, LLC is open Monday through Friday in our Cape Girardeau office and Tuesday and Thursday in our Poplar Bluff office by appointment only. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact Drs. Sheets and Begley provide many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
At The Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, LLC we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. We require that your insurance benefits are determined prior to your initial visit. If benefits have not been verified, full upfront payment may be necessary. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. They can be reached by phone at our main office (573) 335-0300 (Cape Girardeau) or 1-800-225-0890.