Oral surgery is a broad term used to describe any surgical procedure performed on the teeth, gums, or jaw bone. It is a specialized dental practice that improves oral health, function, and/or appearance. Oral surgeons are not just surgeons; they are often dentists who have undergone additional schooling and training after dental school to become qualified in surgical operations.
At Castle Dental, our comprehensive dental care services include oral surgery procedures and treatments from highly qualified specialists like periodontists, prosthodontists, and endodontists who operate using the most advanced medicine and technology. Whether they’re due to trauma, a preexisting condition, or simply problems that develop over time, oral surgery from Castle Dental can help alleviate and repair complex dental issues so you can enjoy a lifetime of good health.
Oral surgery can be performed by several dental specialties, including general dentists, and can include everything from wisdom teeth removal to dental implants. Please note that some procedures may be performed by multiple specialties.
Primary focus: Treatment of gum disease
Primary focus: Tooth replacement
Primary focus: Treatment of dental pulp and preservation of natural teeth
Primary focus: Treatment of facial trauma or skeletal abnormalities
Prior to scheduling your operation, your oral surgeon or specialist will take a detailed look at the structure of your mouth using x-rays and other advanced scans. It is important for your doctor to know where your roots meet the jaw bone, where your nerve endings and blood vessels are located, and any other issues they may come across during surgery.
Your dentist, oral surgeon, or specialist will also discuss a sedation plan with you. The type of sedation necessary will largely depend on the type of procedure and if you have any severe anxiety regarding it. Whether your oral surgery takes place in your dentist’s office or a hospital, comfort, pain management, and your wellness are priorities so your sedation plan may include one or a combination of the following:
Once you have been anesthetized properly, your surgeon or specialist will proceed with the oral surgery.
Your recovery time and protocols after oral surgery depend on the type of procedure performed. It is recommended that you have a companion to assist you at home after your oral surgery and help carry out any post-operative instructions such as picking up medications or making sure you get adequate rest. Good post-operative and recovery care is important to make sure you heal properly for better long-term health.
Oral surgery can be expensive, but it is also often necessary; without it, your condition could progress into decay, infection, tooth loss, or bone deterioration. That’s why, at Castle Dental, we don’t believe cost should prevent anyone from receiving the critical oral surgery care they need.
Depending on the type of procedure and your unique situation, dental insurance may cover part or all of the costs, and Castle Dental accepts most major dental plans. Uninsured patients can take advantage of our OneSmile Dental Plan, which provides members with discounts on all dental services, or ask about our low-interest financing and flexible payment plans, all designed to help you afford necessary treatment. You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile, and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate every patient we can.
No matter the reason for your oral surgery, Castle Dental is here to help restore your smile and protect your dental health. We understand oral surgery can be intimidating, so that’s why everyone in our offices, from the staff to the specialists, works hard to make sure your experience with us is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. At Castle Dental, you can be confident you’re receiving the best care possible at a price you can afford.
Call Castle Dental today to schedule an appointment or set up a consultation. You can also visit us online to set up an appointment at the location nearest you.