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Having Oral Surgery? Here’s What to Expect

January 20, 2022
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Posted By: Smith Dental

If you’re having oral surgery, including tooth extraction in Hillsboro, Aloha, or Forest Grove, OR, you may be nervous, partly because you don’t know what to expect.

Fortunately, our dentists have a lot of experience with oral surgery and rely on the latest technologies to promote fast healing and straightforward procedures.

What Happens Before Dental Surgery?

If you need dental surgery in Aloha, Hillsboro, or Forest Grove, OR, your dentist provides all instructions before your procedure. And we are always here to answer your questions leading up to oral surgery.

Instructions may include when to stop eating and drinking or what medications to take.

Oral Surgery in Forest Grove, Aloha, or Hillsboro

We recommend oral surgery for various reasons, including:

  • TMJ issues
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Oral trauma
  • Surgical extractions

However, before we schedule you for surgery, your dentist will outline the steps, including what will happen during your procedure. You’ll also discuss sedation or anesthesia beforehand.

Tooth Extractions

Your dentist recommends extractions for several reasons, including:

  • Problematic wisdom teeth
  • Severe decay or trauma
  • Before orthodontics
  • Before dentures
  • Untreatable periodontal complications

Some extractions are nonsurgical and require only a little time in the dental chair, but others are complex and require an extraction procedure.

Your surgical extraction is image-guided and planned for the best possible outcome.

After Dental Surgery

After oral surgery, your dentist provides aftercare instructions to promote healing. These include when and how often to apply icepacks or use sterile gauze for any mild bleeding.

Your dentist may also recommend certain medications after surgery. Again, it’s essential to take your medicine on time.  

Because we rely on the latest technologies for a successful dental surgery, you can count on a fast and easy recovery, provided you follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions.

For Oral Surgery Near Me, Give Us a Call

Do you have questions about an upcoming surgery? Do you have wisdom teeth that are giving you trouble? Contact our dental team today to arrange your consultation.

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