Oral Surgery

We provide a variety of minor oral surgery procedures. We are very conservative in our treatment recommendation and limit surgery to the areas where it is absolutely necessary.

Gentle Teeth Extractions -performed when teeth cannot be saved or when they need to be removed for other reasons, such as orthodontics (braces). We do gentle extractions in our office and we will try to help you overcome any fears you may have with our sincere concern for your comfort and tireless effort to cultivate mutual understanding.

Surgical Extractions -removal of teeth may pose difficulty, for instance an abscessed tooth, a brittle/fractured tooth, a tooth firmly attached to bone (ankylosed), a wide-spread tooth root - are examples of anticipated complications in extracting tooth. However, we try our best to minimize patient’s fear and discomfort by doing the procedure the right way. With the aid of x-rays, the sure and easy technique can be applied.

Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth -when they cause discomfort and trouble you (surgical extractions). We extract wisdom teeth, impacted molars, fractured teeth/roof fragments.

Care after Extraction- after the surgery you will need to rest. You may need to be driven home by a friend or family member because of the anesthesia. You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and extra gause will be provided for yout to change as instructed . If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours, please contact our office. Rest when you return home, but do not lie flat. This could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. If pain medication was prescribed, please take your medication as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain and swelling. Please avoid chewing on the side of your tooth extraction to prevent food getting stuck inside the extraction site. Do not poke or try to dig around the extraction site. Within few days, your discomfort should be much better.

You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:

  • Gelatin
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Milk Shake
  • Thin Soups
  • ...and other food you can eat without chewing.

When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking (avoid smoking for few days to avoid a dry socket). If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly please call our office for a follow up. 


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