Patients often ask us what will happen during their surgery. Our team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform procedures like wisdom tooth extraction, implant placement, and jawbone grafting to rebuild smiles and improve oral health. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa And Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons will look at what exactly happens during an oral surgical procedure.
Prepping You for Treatment
We will let you know when to arrive at our office, and we suggest wearing loose, comfortable clothing. Our waiting rooms are designed to be a comfortable and inviting place to wait for your procedure to begin. We will provide detailed pre-surgical instructions for fasting, as well as taking any prescribed medications. Be sure you bring someone who can drive you home afterward! You will be ushered to the treatment area, and we will administer any numbing or sedation then. Some people may be conscious and alert for the procedures, others will be asleep, but regardless you will enjoy a comfortable and relaxed experience.
The Surgery Itself
The length of your procedure will vary. A general extraction is a relatively quick process, however, jawbone grafting, sinus lifts, or implant placement could be a bit more involved and take more time to complete. We will let you know what to expect in your consultation appointments. For the people waiting on you, we have free Wi-Fi, coffee, water, and comfortable seating while they wait for your procedure to end.
Once the procedure ends, you will need your friend or family member to bring you home. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions for eating, drinking, resting, and taking prescribed medications. A follow-up visit will also be scheduled, so our team can keep a close eye on your smile and make sure everything is healing as it should. Our team will also discuss follow-up visits to continue treatment, such as the placement of prosthetics or restorations, or the placement of dental implants following grafting or lift procedures. If you have any questions about this process, or fit you have an issue that needs the attention of experienced and skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the please contact our team today to learn more.
Do You Need to Schedule a Visit?
We strive to ensure you remain calm and comfortable, and receive care with precision and accuracy. Oral surgeon doesn’t have to be a scary experience, we strive to ensure you find the experience to be comfortable and relaxed, and that you leave with a healthier and stronger smile, one you can’t wait to show off to the world. To learn more about the process of addressing missing teeth, oral pathologies, or other serious concerns, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.