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Feeling Better After An Oral Surgery

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What is Oral Surgery?

Oral Surgery is a branch of dentistry and a kind of surgery performed in our case by a board-certified oral surgeon.

This is a dental procedure that that involves surgery of the teeth and jawbones, such as wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, corrective jaw surgery, general extractions, oral pathology and infections, impacted canines and other maxillofacial procedures.

Maxillofacial Surgery is a special dental procedure that includes the diagnosis, surgery and adjunctive treatment of infection, disease, and injury in the jaw and face region.

Why should I undergo oral surgery?

Oral surgery and maxillofacial procedures are necessary when you have an impacted tooth, when you are missing a tooth, or when there is tooth or gum infection.

A tooth is impacted when it did not fully erupt through the gums, or when it grew toward a wrong direction, or it cannot grow freely because there is no room for the jaw and teeth to move. This usually happens with your wisdom teeth.  And in such case, the impacted molar should be removed.

When a tooth is missing, you will find it difficult to smile confidently. Dental implant procedures can help make you smile again with confidence.

Dental implants are titanium screws that interface with the jawbone or skull to have a good support.  The implant acts as a dental anchor for crowns, bridges, and dentures.

A healthy mouth is important when eating, breathing and speaking. Swollen or painful gums and jaw is a major discomfort. This may be caused by dental infections.

Dental infections, when left untreated, can cause severe conditions, hence it is best to have it checked and treated.

With oral surgery procedures, a local anesthesia is usually administered with sedation for a comfortable and pain-free procedure.


Speedy Recovery From Oral Surge

Oral Surgery is a procedure to help you have better teeth, gums and mouth condition. Oral surgery like any other medical surgery should be treated with care.

After an oral surgery, it is best to have a good rest in order to have a fast recovery.  It is best to rest for the next 48 hours.  You should also avoid doing strenuous physical activities for 3-7 days after the oral surgery.

It will be good if you stick to a soft diet after undergoing a dental surgery.  Eating crunchy or solid food can be difficult for the affected gums or tooth.  To some extent, it might even cause swelling and bleeding. Thus, you should be cautious with the food you eat after your oral surgery.

You should also stay hydrated.  This will help the wound heal faster.

Of course, oral hygiene should be observed even after your oral surgery.  You can still brush and floss your teeth as needed. However, you have to be gentle when brushing and floss only as much as you can open your mouth. Rinse with water and avoid the use of mouthwash.  Remember to gargle gently.

If you regularly smoke or drink alcohol, avoid doing so after your dental surgery. These can delay the healing process of your oral surgery. It may even cause infection and a higher risk of complications.

Pain threshold varies from one person to another, hence, you should follow the instructions of your oral surgeon to avoid experiencing too much pain after your oral surgery. In case the pain becomes unbearable, consult with your oral surgeon before drinking any painkillers or medicines.

The best tip for a speedy recovery is to look for the right dental surgeons to perform the essential oral and maxillofacial surgery that you need.


Finding the Right Oral Surgeon

Getting an oral surgery can be fine for some patients and traumatic for others. Undergoing a surgery like any other surgery is accompanied by pain before, during or after the procedure.  And not everyone can handle pain well.

Pain after a surgery is in inevitable. However, pain can be managed as long as you follow the post-surgery instructions of your surgeon.  

Moreover, there are board certified oral surgeons who are experienced and highly skilled in performing oral surgery, thus, pain is, likewise, well-managed.

Still searching for the best certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Charlotte?

Search no more! With state-of-the-art facilities, Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte offers the best oral surgery procedures for the removal of impacted teeth, dental implants, treating dental infections, and other oral and maxillofacial procedures.

With the expertise and excellence in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Karthik Naidu, DMD, Dr. Matthew Bronk, DMD and Dr.Erik Reitter, DDS, we will make your oral surgery experience worry-free, safe and comfortable.

At Oral Surgery Associates, our oral surgeons provide personalized procedures based on the information gathered and consultations made. Not only do they provide the best dental procedures, but they will give you the tips and guidelines to help you feel better after your surgery.

Trust your oral care to our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons.  While we use advanced technology in our procedures, we also provide the care and support that you deserve.

Oral Surgery Associates of Charlotte are proud to provide oral and maxillofacial procedures to our existing and new patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for immediate concerns at (704)549-8020.

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