26 Jul 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 question ‘How long will my oral surgery take?’ We will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect from that aspect of your care, as well as the overall treatment process, by evaluating your case.
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery is not a single procedure but rather a collection of a variety of surgical interventions that help to treat oral diseases and protect patients’ smiles. This category of treatments can include, among others:
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Jaw surgery
- Dental implants
- Bone grafting
These procedures range from the routine to the more involved and complex, and even routine interventions can be more complicated in some patient situations.
Timeframe For Oral Surgery
As you can see, oral surgery encompasses a variety of procedures, some of which can be completed in a short time frame and others that are more complex and time-consuming. Some interventions may even warrant multiple appointments.
Furthermore, unique patient factors can also influence the duration of a surgery. Therefore, there is no one answer for prospective patients who want to know what the timeline may be. When you seek evaluation by an oral surgeon, you can get a better idea of what to expect.
Although the duration of surgery may vary, the vast majority of oral surgeries can be completed in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical suite. As a result, patients get to go home the day of the surgery and begin their path to recovery in a comfortable setting.
To get more specific details of what to expect from all aspects of your prospective oral surgery, please contact Central Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates to schedule a consultation. We look forward to evaluating your case in person.