The specifics of insurance coverage for oral surgery will depend on your individual insurance plan. Your oral surgeon's office can work with you to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs associated with the procedure.
Your oral surgeon will provide specific instructions for preparing for your surgery, which may include avoiding food and drink for a period of time prior to the procedure, arranging for transportation to and from the office, and arranging for someone to stay with you following the surgery. It's important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a safe and successful procedure.
The timeline for returning to normal activities after oral surgery will depend on the specific procedure and your individual healing process. In general, you should plan to take it easy for a few days after surgery, avoiding strenuous physical activity, smoking, and alcohol. Your oral surgeon will provide guidance on when you can return to work, school, and other regular activities.
The recovery time after oral surgery will depend on the type of surgery you had and your individual healing process. In general, you can expect to experience some discomfort and swelling in the days following surgery and may need to stick to a soft diet for a period of time. Your oral surgeon will provide specific instructions for postoperative care, including pain management, wound care, and dietary restrictions.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with oral surgery. These may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, damage to adjacent teeth or structures, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Your oral surgeon will discuss these risks with you prior to your surgery and take steps to minimize them.
The specifics of your oral surgery procedure will depend on the type of surgery you are having. In general, you can expect to receive local anesthesia or conscious sedation to numb the area and help you relax during the procedure. The surgeon will then make incisions, remove tissues or teeth as needed, and close the incision with sutures. Following the surgery, you will be given instructions for postoperative care and pain management.
During your initial consultation, the oral surgeon will review your medical and dental history, perform a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, and may order imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans. The surgeon will then discuss your diagnosis, treatment options, and any associated risks or complications.
Some of the most common oral surgeries include wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement, corrective jaw surgery, removal of tumors or cysts in the jaw or mouth, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. It involves surgical procedures that address a range of conditions, including impacted teeth, jaw disorders, oral cancers, and facial trauma.
We are proud to be known for our compassionate and comprehensive care. Our doctors strive to ensure patients feel comfortable and informed throughout their entire surgical experience. Thank you for putting your trust in our team!