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 for the patient to be as prepared as possible and to pay close attention to any pre- and post-operative instructions provided by the oral surgeon. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about any aspect of your care.
Oral surgery can help patients overcome a number of different issues that can compromise their oral health and/or their facial appearance…
Issues That Oral Surgery Can Address
Oral surgery can help patients overcome a number of different issues that can compromise their oral health and/or their facial appearance, such as:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Tooth loss
- Developmental or congenital jaw defects
- Injuries to facial bones and/or soft oral tissues
These issues can have a number of consequences, such as increasing your risk for oral diseases or affecting your ability to chew. When you are experiencing these issues, it’s important to explore all of your treatment options to restore a healthy and attractive smile.
Types of Oral Surgery
Different interventions are used to treat different scenarios. Some of the most common oral surgery procedures, include:
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Dental implants
- Jaw surgery
- Facial trauma repair
The vast majority of oral surgery procedures are performed in an outpatient surgical suite, with the patient returning home on the day of surgery.
Preparing For Successful Oral Surgery
Oral surgery doesn’t have to derail your routine. For many of the procedures, patients can resume most of their normal activities within 2-3 days of their treatment.
Patients should closely follow all pre-operative and post-operative instructions provided by their oral surgeon. Doing so will help them reduce their risk of complications that could interfere with the healing process.
After your procedure, you will receive a list of symptoms that could indicate a problem with your healing process. If you notice any of those signs or any other issues that don’t seem right for your body, follow up with us immediately for further guidance.
Could oral surgery be beneficial in treating a dental condition that you are facing? Schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about your treatment options.