Oral Surgery

Dunwin Dental is proud to provide oral surgery treatment options to our patients. Any surgery that involves the jaw or mouth falls under the umbrella of oral surgery. These types of treatments are usually performed by someone who has specialized training known as an oral surgeon. The term oral surgery includes a broad range of procedures ranging from simple tooth extraction to jaw repositioning, including cosmetic procedures. If one of our dentists have mentioned that you have a condition that may need oral surgery and you have more questions, the following outline will help you know what to expect.

Why Oral Surgery?

  • Removal of wisdom teeth may have become impacted.
  • Dental implants always involve oral surgery to place the mounting screws in the jaw.
  • Some implant patients may also discover that a bone graft is necessary to reinforce their jawbone so it can support the desired implants.
  • Damage to the jaw or teeth caused by a traumatic event may also require surgery to correct.
  • Likely the most frequently performed oral surgery is a root canal, which removes infected pulp from a tooth and reseals it in favor of performing an extraction.

The Oral Surgery Process and What to Expect

Your First Appointment 

You will have a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your oral surgery options, depending on your dental needs. We will develop a treatment plan and one of our coordinators will schedule your surgery date.

Your Surgical Appointment

Before the surgical procedure, we will walk you through the process. You will be receiving a local anesthetic or IV sedation to ensure that you are comfortable, relaxed, and do not feel any pain. After the surgery, you will receive aftercare instructions and schedule a follow-up appointment if necessary. 

Your Follow-Up Appointment

In the next couple of weeks after your surgical procedure, please make sure to contact your dentist if you experience any pain or discomfort. 

Oral Surgery After Care

  • It is generally most comfortable to sleep sitting up for the first couple of days, so your bed should be set at an incline.
  • Instructions specific to the procedure you’re about to undergo will be given to you by your dentist. Typically you will be unable to consume beverages or eat anything for up to 10 hours before your scheduled surgery.
  • Ensure that you have a ride home, as the anesthetic used may make it impossible for you to safely operate a motor vehicle. In certain cases, this step won’t be necessary, but you won’t be able to tell for certain until you speak to your surgeon about the sedation methods that will be used.
  • While quitting smoking is best for your health, you should at least refrain from smoking during your recovery period.
  • Ice packs are a good way to help mitigate any swelling that may occur, and a saltwater rinse should be used in favor of brushing for at least the first couple of days. 

Frequently Asked Question

The basic guidelines for preparing for oral surgery are similar to those involved in preparing for any surgery. We’ve put together a series of steps to help you prepare, and some suggestions for how to ensure your recovery is as easy as possible.

  • Your home should be safe and easy to traverse, so cleaning and organizing before the day of the procedure are helpful.
  • It is generally most comfortable to sleep sitting up for the first couple of days, so your bed should be set at an incline.
  • Instructions specific to the procedure you’re about to undergo will be given to you by your dentist. Typically you will be unable to consume beverages or eat anything for up to 10 hours before your scheduled surgery.
  • Ensure that you have a ride home, as the anesthetic used may make it impossible for you to safely operate a motor vehicle. In certain cases, this step won’t be necessary, but you won’t be able to tell for certain until you speak to your surgeon about the sedation methods that will be used.

The most common problems experienced following oral surgery are the result of patients who smoke or drink. While quitting smoking is best for your health, you should at least refrain from smoking during your recovery period. Ice packs are a good way to help mitigate any swelling that may occur, and a saltwater rinse should be used in favor of brushing for at least the first couple of days. Since recovery can take anywhere from two days to a month, it’s important that you prepare properly for the healing ahead.

If you’re preparing to undergo oral surgery and want to know more about what to expect from your specific procedure, call Dunwin Dental today. They work closely with the community of Mississauga and have developed a reputation for reliability and compassionate care. By calling 407-920-5612, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment at our offices at 2318 Dunwin Drive Suite 9. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

After your oral surgery, we ask that you do not smoke for at least 48 hours. Doing so could cause clots to dislodge, resulting in a painful condition known as ‘dry socket’. You should also avoid using a straw. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have about your personal healing process.

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