Oral surgery is an invasive procedure, and it's natural to feel some apprehension about it. But with the right preparation and care, you can minimize the pain and discomfort associated with it. In this article, we'll discuss what to expect from oral surgery, how to prepare for it, and how to manage the pain afterward. The first 48 hours after oral surgery are usually the most uncomfortable. However, home care such as taking painkillers and applying ice can help control the pain.
If you experience severe, constant pain that doesn't go away with painkillers or heavy bleeding that persists four hours after surgery, you should seek medical help. The length of time it takes to perform oral surgery can vary. Most of the time, you can return home the same day after a brief recovery period in the office. However, more complicated surgeries may require an overnight stay for observation. Recovery times can range from a couple of days to a few months, depending on the severity of the problem and your health and age. At our practice, we prioritize your safety and comfort.
We always look at anesthesia options when recommending oral surgery. To keep you comfortable during treatment, we offer reliable anesthesia options. Jaw surgery isn't as painful as you might fear. During the procedure, you will be under general anesthesia so you won't feel anything in the area during surgery. If you follow Dr.
Hayes' recovery steps correctly, you'll recover with as little discomfort as possible. Afterward, you may experience some swelling, temporary numbness, and minimal to moderate pain. Most patients have a relatively good recovery from oral surgery. However, pain is subjective; some patients don't feel any pain at all while others report extreme pain. To minimize discomfort after oral surgery, apply ice for the first twenty-four hours to reduce swelling. At our practice, we specialize in a variety of oral surgeries including tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, jaw alignment surgeries, and removal of tissue from the throat.
Even if you take good care of your oral health, you may still need surgery on your teeth or gums as well as on your jaw or other parts of your mouth.