After oral surgery, drink liquids and eat soft foods only. For example, hearty soups, fruit juices (avoid acidic juices), herbal tea, jello, yogurt, soft fruits, apple sauce, popsicles, ice cream, milkshakes, etc. You should avoid spicy foods, foods that are difficult to chew, chips, popcorn, pretzels, etc. After your surgery, we will provide you with a more extensive list of foods you can and can't eat after oral surgery.
How much does it cost to have a tooth extracted by an oral surgeon?
The price of a tooth extraction by an oral surgeon typically depends on the complexity of the patient's condition. However, it can range from as little at $65 and go up to $600. Every patient is different, therefore, it's best to consult with our oral surgeon so we can provide a more accurate estimate.
What sedation is used for oral surgery?
There are three main types of sedation used for oral surgery, including local anesthesia, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used typically depends on the extent of the surgery.
How long does oral surgery take?
Generally, oral surgery is usually between 45 and 90 minutes.
What is the difference between a periodontist and an oral surgeon?
A periodontist focuses on dental implants and oral health, while an oral surgeon specializes in a wide range of surgical procedures impacting the mouth, jaw, and face.
Is wisdom teeth removal considered oral surgery?
Wisdom teeth removal is sometimes considered oral surgery. It typically depends on whether the tooth has erupted through the gum line or if the tooth is impacted.
Should I see a dentist or oral surgeon?
Typically, patients see a dentist first and the patient is then referred out to an oral surgeon if necessary. For emergencies or unique situations, some patients may see an oral surgeon first, though.
How long should your mouth hurt after a tooth extraction?
Experiencing pain after a tooth extraction is expected and common. The pain can last up to two weeks depending on how involved the tooth extraction was. However, there are ways to manage pain or discomfort, such as over-the-counter medication, etc.
Is oral surgery painful?
Yes, oral surgery can be painful and it is normal. However, your oral surgeon will provide a form of anesthesia to ensure you do not feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, it is essential to follow your oral surgeon's guidelines to manage the pain and ensure a full recovery.
Do they put you to sleep for oral surgery?
Not all oral surgeries involve general anesthesia (sleep dentistry option). General anesthesia is typically only used for more involved surgeries.
Can salt water rinse heal gum infection?
A salt water rinse is an easy and affordable way to temporary relieve an abscessed tooth. It also promotes wound healing and healthy gums. However, it is always best to consult with an oral surgeon to ensure a full recovery.
Can I go straight to an oral surgeon?
Some oral surgeons require a referral from a dentist or a physician. However, at the Oral Surgery Center, we do sometimes make exceptions for emergencies or unique situations.
How long does it take your mouth to heal after oral surgery?
Generally, our oral surgeon will ask that you take at least 48-72 hours to relax after surgery to avoid any complications. After that time is passed, patients are usually able to return to their normal activity. However, the soft tissue will usually heal in about 3-4 weeks.
What should you not do before oral surgery?
Oral surgery should be treated like any other surgery, as you will need to follow preparations before and after the procedure. Depending on the type of anesthesia that you will be receiving, certain protocols before surgery vary. To ensure you are fully prepared, consult with your oral surgeon as we will provide you with a list of things you should not do before oral surgery specific to your case.
What should I rinse my mouth with after oral surgery?
After oral surgery, it is important to keep your mouth clean once 24 hours have passed. You can gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1 teaspoon in a glass of warm water) four times a day. You should rinse your mouth after every meal and snack.
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