Oral Surgery Long Beach CA

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Long Beach, CA

Oral surgery is performed to resolve issues or injuries you might have in or around your mouth, jaws, and face. While it can be anxiety-inducing to discover you may need oral surgery, remember that oral surgeons are some of the most highly trained specialists and usually recommended by your trusted dentist. At Dentist of Long Beach, you’ll get quality care, customer service and consistency throughout the entire process.

When is Oral Surgery Necessary?

If oral surgery is recommended for you, don’t panic! It doesn’t mean your issue is particularly challenging or serious, it simply means oral surgery is the absolute best option to alleviate the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing. Common reasons your doctor may recommend oral surgery include:

  • Dental implants
  • Teeth Extractions
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Reconstruction After Injury
  • Sleep Apnea & Breathing Issues
  • Oral Cancer
  • Biopsies
  • Jaw Misalignment & Pain
  • Bone Grafting
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Oral Surgery Long Beach CA
Oral Surgery in Long Beach CA

Can My Dentist Perform Oral Surgery?

Whether it is convenience, comfort or another reason, it’s common for patients to want their general dentist handling any oral surgeries that may arise. General dentists can and will carry out procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions and dental implants, if possible, but will let you know when your oral treatment needs fall outside of their capabilities and expertise.

Our general dentists and oral surgeons in Long Beach work in tandem to provide you with a complete treatment plan you’ll be satisfied with.

What Should I Expect at My Oral Surgery Consultation?

Before any surgery, it is important that oral surgeons take the time to discuss your medical history. We want to know the medications you’re currently taking, any allergies you may have and any prior surgeries that may impact your upcoming surgery. With that information, an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan will be created for you.

Am I Required to Be Under Anesthesia?

If you have worries, questions or concerns about the use of anesthesia during a procedure, your consultation is the perfect time to let your feelings be known. The oral surgeon may be able to use a local anesthesia so you are numb, yet awake. Conversely, if you want to be completely sedated, ask for that option.

How Do I Prepare for Oral Surgery in Long Beach,CA?

Along with following your surgeon’s directions, here are a few things to keep in mind on the day of your procedure:

  • Clean and organize your space so you can comfortably rest for a few days.
  • If necessary, arrange your bed so you can incline easily.
  • Arrange transportation home if using general anesthesia as you will not be allowed to drive.

What Should I Expect After Oral Surgery?

After oral surgery you can expect to feel some swelling, pain, bleeding and discomfort. Pick up any prescribed medications to manage pain and rest as much as possible to help alleviate these symptoms.

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What Will Oral Surgery Recovery Look Like?

Taking the utmost care of your mouth and facial structures by heeding all surgeon instructions will ensure you have the best outcome possible. It is important to be patient with yourself as you follow common dos and don’ts during your recovery:

Always contact your oral surgeon with any questions or concerns you may have – we are here before, during and after your procedure.

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