Oral Surgery Specialist

Applegarth Dental & Orthodontics

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in East Windsor, NJ

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

Many people get nervous when they hear the word surgery. For some, it can conjure up images of hospitals and lengthy recovery times. Oral surgery, however, is a little different.

Many oral surgeries are performed in a dental office and are outpatient procedures. That means you won’t have to worry about downtime and will be able to get back to your regular activities quickly.

What are some types of oral surgery?

Oral surgery is very common and nothing to fear. Some of the most utilized types of oral surgery include:

Tooth extractions

If you have a damaged or infected tooth that can’t be treated with a root canal, they might suggest extracting it to preserve your oral health.

Another common reason for an extraction is if you don’t have enough room for your wisdom teeth. By extracting these extra molars, you can avoid crowding, misalignment, and infection.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a tiny rod used to replace the root of a missing tooth. Your dentist places the implant directly into your jawbone, which requires a minor surgery. As you heal from the procedure, your bone tissue fuses with the implant and creates a sturdy foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What happens when I get oral surgery?

Your oral surgery experience depends largely on your specific treatment. Community Smiles utilizes all of the most up-to-date procedures, and their modern facilities are equipped with all of the latest technology, so you can rest assured that your oral surgery will be safe and effective.

Your dentist might give you a set of preoperative instructions to follow before your treatment, like fasting. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully, since they can impact the success of your procedure.

Depending on the type of sedation you get for your treatment, you might need to arrange for somebody to take you home after the procedure. Your dentist will walk you through any postoperative information you need to be aware of.

Schedule your oral surgery with Community Smiles today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.