Oral Surgery Questions Part 2

Becoming familiar with what to expect from your oral surgery experience may prove somewhat complex – fortunately, we are happy to provide you with information each and every step of the way. By the time your visit arrives, you will know just what to do, what will happen before, during, and after the procedure, and how to care for yourself once you’re back in the comfort of your own home. Before you speak with us again with particular inquiries, we offer a few informative questions (and answers) to help you along on this beneficial journey.

Questions and Answers About Your Oral Surgery

How should I prepare my escort regarding what to expect? As always, you will need to have a friend or loved one bring you to your visit and take you home, since you will be receiving sedation. We will provide you with an estimated treatment time, so the person who brings you can plan accordingly for the wait. Fortunately, you can let him or her know that we offer free WiFi, water, and coffee for an enjoyable stay.

What are my options for improving my comfort once I return home from my oral surgery? You will be sent home with a prescription for pain medication, so you don’t need to worry about maintaining comfort after your surgery. In addition, we will provide you with instructions regarding cold and warm compresses to address minor swelling and discomfort.

What happens if I suddenly have questions when I’m already home after my treatment? Is it too late to ask someone? Of course it’s not too late! We are always happy to answer questions. Please feel comfortable contacting us after oral surgery, so we may address any questions or needs you may have. 


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).