Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw, usually by a dental specialist who’s trained to perform certain kinds of oral surgeries.

How many different types of oral surgery are there?

There are many types of oral surgery, including surgical procedures such as a tooth removal or a root canal. Some oral surgeries involve the repositioning of the jaw. In other instances, oral surgery may involve the removal of a tumor. Oral surgeries might be performed by any one of a number of different kinds of dental specialists, including endodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists.

What are some common types of oral surgery?

Some of the most common surgeries for teeth and jaw include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Gum graft
  • Tooth implants
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Root canal
  • Jaw and teeth repair following an injury
Is tooth removal painful?

No. When the removal of tooth is performed under local anesthesia you will not feel any pain. you will generally feel the touch and pressure but pain is not felt. How ever afte the procedure you will have discomfort for a period of time depending on the type of procedure, which can be managed with pain killers.

Should I report on empty stomach for the surgical procedure?

No. Most often the procedure will be under local anesthesia which will not need any fasting. you will have to come after having had a light snack

Do all wisdom teeth require removal?

No. Most wisdom teeth may not need removal. Only if it is troubling you or is going to potentially trouble the adjacent teeth in the future it is advised for removal

Will I be able to attend work or travel immediately after the procedure?

Most often you should be able to resume normal routine the very next day. There will be eating and drinking restrictions on the day of the procedure. How ever the operating surgeon will recommend the followup instructions according to the procedure

When is the best time to remove the wisdom teeth?

Once it is ascertained that the wisdom teeth needs removal, it is best done when there is not pain and infection. Before infection sets in the healing will be uneventful

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