About Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a dental specialty focused on treating conditions, defects, injuries, and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaw, and face.  Beyond the four years of general dental training, oral surgeons complete an additional four to six years of hospital-based residency training, studying such diverse areas as general anesthesia, head and neck surgery, pathology, trauma, physical diagnosis, medicine, and radiology. This specialty training provides oral surgeons with expertise in a variety of surgical procedures related to the teeth, mouth, jaws and face.

Sedation & Anesthesia

LoneStar Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers the following options for anesthesia:

  • Intravenous light (conscious) sedation: Also referred to as “twilight sleep” and you may not always be completely asleep but very comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.
  • Nitrous oxide:  A safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.  Sometimes called “laughing gas”, this option can help make you more relaxed during your oral surgery procedure.
  • General Anesthesia:  A combination of oral and IV medications that sedate you to a level of unconsciousness. Those who are heavily sedated may reach stages of complete unconsciousness.

These options help you to feel comfortable and calm when undergoing your oral surgery procedures. During the consultation appointment, you can discuss with your doctor which option is right for you.

If you choose any of the options described above, the anesthesia is administered and monitored by your doctor, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

Click here for Pre-Anesthesia Instructions.

Post-Operative Care

Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed correctly. Click here to view our Post-Operative Instructions.

Financial Options

Several factors determine the fee for oral surgery services, including the complexity and advancement of your situation. You will be informed of any fees before treatment begins. We understand your dental insurance may not cover all of the cost for your treatment, and we make every effort to help you maximize your coverage and minimize your out-of-pocket expense.  After the doctor completes your comprehensive exam, one of our administrative staff will review the available financial options with you.

Our staff is happy to help you select the best payment option for your personal needs. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  A monthly payment option may also be possible with the help of CareCredit.  CareCredit is a healthcare card designed for your health and wellness needs.  It’s a way to have your oral surgery procedure done immediately while allowing you to make convenient monthly payments over 6 or 12 months.  Please click here for more information or to apply for CareCredit.


LoneStar OMS is a preferred provider with many dental insurance companies, which means your out-of-pocket costs may be lower to you.  It is important that you understand what your dental insurance policy covers.  We recommend that you call your dental insurance company if you have any questions regarding your benefits and oral surgery coverage.  We are happy to file your dental insurance claims so that you may receive the benefits your insurance company has contracted to provide to you.

Appointments & Scheduling

We value your time and pride ourselves on the efficiency of our office. We offer convenient office hours that allow you to make an appointment that fits easily into your schedule. Your first visit will include a comprehensive examination, followed by a thorough discussion of your condition and treatment options with one of our oral surgeons. To schedule an appointment in our Austin location, please call us at (512) 454-6744 or for an appointment in our San Marcos location, please call us at (512) 667-7676.

New Patient Registration Forms

You may pre-register with our office by filling out our secure Online Patient Registration Form.* After you have completed the form, please make sure to Print (to bring to your appointment) and then press the Submit button at the bottom to electronically send us your information. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed forms available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns, and we have taken every precaution to protect it.

As an alternative to filling out your forms online, the following new patient forms may be downloaded, printed, and filled out prior to your visit.** You can fax us the completed forms to 512-419-0133 (Austin location) or 512-667-7685 (San Marcos location) or you can bring them with you to your appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

New Patient Questionnaire (Download)

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Rights and Consent Forms (Download)

*Technical Note for Online Submission:

  • Our online form uses the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please download the free plug-in from Adobe’s web site if it is not already installed on your system. It is important that you have at least version 9 of the plug-in to successfully use our online form.
  • Mac users may view step-by-step instructions here.
  • Chrome users are not able to use the online submission option. Please use another web browser.

**Technical Note for Viewing PDF files:

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view our forms. Please download the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site if it is not already installed on your system.

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