If you’re dealing with a dental issue, there’s no need to wait in pain. Whether you require multiple dental implants or a simple extraction, oral surgery can correct issues and set your smile up for long-term success.
We get it – the term “oral surgery” can sound serious, painful, and expensive. But that isn’t always the case. Many patients undergo oral surgery to address common conditions, such as sleep apnea or tooth loss. Oral surgery can provide a solution to long-standing dental issues and keep them from worsening in the future. Plus, opting into oral surgery restores the form and function of your mouth and sets your oral health back on track. It can be difficult to know if oral surgery is right for you, so reach out to your doctor to get the conversation started.
The most common oral surgery is the removal of wisdom teeth.
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Our CBCT scanner takes a 3D x-ray of your mouth, teeth, and jaw, allowing our team to plan the most precise procedure possible.
We understand that our office may not be everyone’s favorite place to be. To help mitigate this, Drs. Alex and Devin offer numerous forms of anxiety remedies. From anxiolysis to oral conscious sedation, we have an option that might work for you.
Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled to achieve a light level of sedation and relaxation, similar to having a glass or two of wine. Patients remain fully awake throughout the procedure and our doctors monitor the level of gas for a safe and comfortable visit. Best of all, no morning after effect!
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Oral surgery can help you chew, smile, and laugh with natural ease again.
Dealing with a tender tooth or achy jaw? A surgical procedure can find a solution to your pain point.
By treating the root of your dental issue, we can keep dental problems from worsening down the road.
Your dentist will walk you through your treatment, the surgery related to the treatment plan, what to expect the day of the procedure, and how to prepare. They work with IV sedation and general anesthesia regularly and will recommend the right sedation option based on your surgery and personal needs.
You may need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from your appointment on the day of your surgery. Your dentist will make specific recommendations, but you may have to plan for a day off and have someone be with you for the rest of the day after your surgery.
Give yourself a few days to heal after surgery. Swelling and discomfort for the next 24 hours is normal. Keep your head elevated and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Take any medications as directed by your dentist. And stick to a soft food diet for the first 48 hours after surgery.
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The cost of oral surgery varies from procedure to procedure. Similar to time commitment, simpler surgeries will be less expensive and complex surgeries will be more expensive. If your dental and/or medical insurance does not cover your oral surgery, consider loans or a payment plan to get the care you need.
Possibly, depending on your insurance provider and coverage. You should talk to your dental and medical insurance providers to see if your recommended oral surgery is covered. It may also be worthwhile to file your claim with both your dental insurance provider and your medical insurance provider, since the surgery may qualify as a medically necessary procedure.
It completely depends on the procedure and the complexity of your case. Simpler procedures, such as tooth extractions, can take minutes; more time may be needed to properly sedate you. Complex procedures, like placing dental implants for a full arch or teeth, can take hours. Your oral surgeon will give you a thorough explanation of the procedure, tell you how to properly prepare, and let you know what to expect on the day.