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Dr. Ashlea Drakeford of For You Dental offers oral surgery in Dallas, TX, to treat your various oral problems. Here at For You Dental, we use the latest technologies available in dentistry to give our patients a comfortable and expert dental care experience, especially when it comes to oral surgery.
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery is a specialty in dentistry that deals with the treatment of injuries, defects and diseases of the mouth. An oral surgery in dentistry is something that is performed only in the dental chair and not in an operating room, contrary to popular misconception of many patients. A simple and common procedure like a tooth extraction for example, is already a form of oral surgery.
When is oral surgery necessary?
Oral surgery is necessary for a number of conditions such as the following:
- Tooth loss – In case of tooth loss, dentists sometimes use dental implants to provide a fixed foundation for artificial replacement teeth prosthetics. In this case, oral surgery needs to be performed to anchor the dental implants in the jawbone.
- Impacted wisdom tooth – An impacted wisdom tooth needs to be surgically removed especially when it becomes painful. If not removed, the impacted wisdom tooth may also result in swelling, infection, formation of cysts and tumors as well as permanent damage to the surrounding teeth, gums and jawbone.
- Jaw and bite problems – Irregularities in the jaw and bite problems, especially severe ones, also need oral surgery to be treated or corrected. The same goes for other oral problems that may be caused by injury or facial trauma.
If you have any of these conditions, you can visit For You Dental to determine whether you need to undergo an oral surgery or some other treatments for your oral problems. Dr. Drakeford will help you choose the best option to take after performing a dental examination of your oral health.
Is oral surgery painful?
Many patients are afraid when they hear the word oral surgery since they think it will involve a lot of pain. Luckily, the latest technologies and medications in dentistry now provide patients with a comfortable and less painful oral surgery procedure.
Here at For You Dental, our team of dental care experts usually give anesthesia to our patients so that the oral surgery is as painless as possible. However, since patients have varying reasons for undergoing oral surgery and since the discomfort that they experience differs from one to the other, Dr. Drakeford at For You Dental also prescribes medications to manage any discomfort or pain after oral surgery. For You Dental strives to give our patients an oral surgery experience that is as comfortable and painless as possible.
What to do after undergoing an oral surgery?
Caring for your mouth after undergoing an oral surgery is very important, this is especially so since your mouth still has a fresh wound in it that might swell or bleed. To ensure that your wound stops bleeding, it is important for you to rest and put pressure on the gauze pad by closing your teeth on it. Don’t forget also to take any medication that Dr. Drakeford has prescribed for you. Twenty-four (24) hours after your oral surgery, make sure to gently rinse your mouth with a lukewarm water five times a day for about three days.
What not to do after undergoing an oral surgery?
Bite on the gauze pad or chew on the side of your mouth opposite where the oral surgery was done. Feeling a little discomfort after an oral surgery is quite normal especially right after the effects of the anesthesia have worn off. However, you need to avoid rinsing it within the first 24 hours. Also, do not suck on your wound, and avoid drinking hot beverages and eating soup as hot liquids can increase blood flow and cause the open wound to bleed again. Also avoid strenuous activities yourself for the first couple of days after your surgery. Also avoid drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco.
We believe that our patients deserve only the best type of dental care and treatment. For You Dental offers oral surgery as one of the procedures that will correct the dental problems and ensure the oral health of our patients. With Dr. Ashlea Drakeford and her team of dental care experts in Dallas, Texas, as well as the latest technologies in dentistry that we use, you’re sure to have an exceptional dental experience with For You Dental.
To learn more about oral surgery, visit For You Dental in Dallas, Texas. Call us today at (972) 386-4999 to book your appointment!