Maxillofacial Information

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to 6 additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Cooke manages a wide variety of problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth, Jaw and Facial Regions. Dr. Cooke practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from Cosmetic Facial Surgery to Corrective Jaw Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Removal. He can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of Dental Implant procedures.

Dr. Cooke's staff is trained in assisting with IV Sedation within our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery. In addition, General Anesthesia provided by a board certified Anesthesiologist is available within our facility.



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Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • bullet You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the appointment.

  • bullet No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.

  • bullet A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.

  • bullet The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.

  • bullet Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.

  • bullet Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.

  • bullet Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.

  • bullet If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.

  • bullet If you take routine oral medications, please check with our doctors prior to your surgical date for instructions.