Prep for Dental Surgery with These 5 Tips

Like most things in life, planning ahead can make everything flow much easier. If you’re having dental surgery, then preparing yourself for the operation and for the post-surgery period will help the whole procedure run much smoother.  Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for your dental surgery.   1. Understand the procedure.  Before you… Continue reading Prep for Dental Surgery with These 5 Tips

The 4 Ways to Care for Your Mouth Post-Surgery

Anytime you have surgery, it’s important to look after yourself post-surgery. The same applies to oral surgery. Caring for your mouth is vital to proper healing.  Being careful over the 48-72 hour post surgical period is crucial, as it allows the area that has been treated to start clotting. Generally, your mouth will heal completely… Continue reading The 4 Ways to Care for Your Mouth Post-Surgery

Why You Need An Experienced Oral Surgeon to Treat Your Maxillofacial Trauma

Maxillofacial trauma is devastating, both physically and emotionally. Once the injuries you’ve sustained are stabilized, finding a reputable and skilled oral surgeon to perform the needed corrective and restorative surgeries is essential for having the best outcome possible. What is maxillofacial trauma? “Maxillofacial trauma” is used to describe injuries to the face, mouth, and jaw.… Continue reading Why You Need An Experienced Oral Surgeon to Treat Your Maxillofacial Trauma

How Oral Surgery Can Improve the Appearance and Function of Your Smile

Oral surgery is a valuable intervention for addressing many oral health issues and improving both the function and appearance of your smile. Surgical approaches can be used to correct a number of different deficits in the smile, from congenital defects to damaged caused by facial injuries. For the best experience with oral surgery, it’s important… Continue reading How Oral Surgery Can Improve the Appearance and Function of Your Smile

How long will oral surgery take?

Patients who are working with an oral surgeon for the first time will want to know what to expect from their treatment, including the anticipated duration of their surgery. So will patients facing more advanced or complex treatments. Because oral surgery covers such a diverse group of procedures, there is no one answer to the… Continue reading How long will oral surgery take?

Oral Surgery: Do I need to avoid certain medications?

Patients facing oral surgery will want to do everything possible to ensure an uneventful procedure and subsequent recovery. Therefore, you may need to discontinue certain medications prior to your procedure if they might contribute to excessive bleeding or interfere with healing. Some Medications Can Interfere With Oral Surgery Whether you are having dental implants placed,… Continue reading Oral Surgery: Do I need to avoid certain medications?

How is technology used in evaluation and treatment planning?

In a modern oral surgery practice, technology significantly influences your treatment and the outcomes it achieves. Different types of technology are incorporated into all aspects of the multiple treatments provided at our practice, including: Dental implants Wisdom teeth extraction Bone grafting Jaw surgery Certain scanning tools and software packages help us to develop an effective… Continue reading How is technology used in evaluation and treatment planning?

Will antibiotics and pain medication be prescribed after my oral surgery?

Some patients may benefit from taking antibiotics and/or over-the-counter or prescription painkillers to optimize comfort and minimize risk of infection after oral surgery, such as jaw surgery, wisdom teeth extraction or the placement of dental implants. Your oral surgeon will work closely with you to plan for all aspects of your post-operative care so that… Continue reading Will antibiotics and pain medication be prescribed after my oral surgery?

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