What Happens During Your Oral Surgery

rohnert park oral surgeryAn oral surgery can help address a number of oral health issues, from treating tooth loss and facial trauma, to rebuilding weakened jaw structure and improving jaw symmetry. But what should you expect from the procedure? In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons will discuss what happens during an oral surgery procedure, and how you can be prepared.


When you show up, be sure you’re wearing loose and comfortable clothing, and follow all pre-surgery instructions. This could include taking medication, avoiding food and drink for eight hours, and making sure someone is on hand to bring you home afterward. We will also nimb you and while you may feel slight vibrations, you won’t feel discomfort.

The Surgery Itself

The procedure will take place in our office. For your friend or family member, we will have free water, coffee, and Wi-Fi to keep them entertained while you undergo treatment. The length of the procedure varies, and will depend on the treatment you’re receiving. For example, a tooth extraction could take as little as a half hour, while grafting or dental implant placement could take longer. We will give you information and estimated times so you and your companion can plan accordingly. Beforehand, we will answer questions and make sure you;re ready for the procedure and understand what is happening. We believe in clear communication! The sedation we offer will depend on your age, weight, medical history, and anxiety levels, as well as the extensiveness of the treatment we’re conducting.


Once the procedure ends, we provide detailed aftercare instructions and also prescriptions for medications to provide comfort and assist in the healing process. We will also schedule a follow-up visit too. For the first day or two you will likely need to rest and avoid activity. Brush and flossing will need to be done gently, and you may need soft foods for the first day. We’ll let you know if there are any unique instructions you will need to take, depending on the treatment you have received.

If you have any questions about how we approach can oral surgery, or about what happens during your procedure, then contact our team today. Our team is ready to help smiles of all ages in our community maintain optimal oral health and smile beauty, as we can address everything from wisdom teeth and orthognathic surgery, to dental implant placement and facial trauma care.

Do You Have Questions About Oral Surgery?

We would like to help you enjoy a comfortable treatment experience. If you would like to learn more about treating issues with the health, function, and beauty of your smile, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.