Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA
Oral surgery is required for treating several functional or aesthetic conditions. At EZ Dental in San Jose, California, the team is experienced in all types of oral surgery. For wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, bone grafting, and other oral surgery needs, the practice offers experienced and compassionate care. If you need a dental exam or feel you require oral surgery, call EZ Dental or book an appointment online today.
Oral Surgery Q&A
Will I have anesthesia during oral surgery?
The EZ Dental team discusses your anesthesia options prior to your surgery. Depending on the procedure, the most common anesthesia options for oral surgery include nitrous oxide, lidocaine injections, oral sedation, or intravenous sedation.
How do I prepare for my oral surgery?
Your dentist provides pre-surgery instructions so you can prepare before your surgery. The specifics vary depending on the procedure and whether you require sedation, but general oral surgery preparation guidelines include:
- No smoking for a minimum of 12 hours before surgery
- Abstain from eating for eight hours before your scheduled surgery
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing
- Don’t wear contact lenses or dentures to surgery
- No jewelry
- Don't wear lipstick, makeup, or nail polish
- Have someone drive you to and from surgery
EZ Dental provides specific instructions regarding any other preparation needed as well as information about medications prior to surgery. Your dentist may also prescribe antibiotics before surgery.
Is oral surgery a long process?
The time required for oral surgery depends on the complexity of the procedure. Some oral surgeries are completed in under an hour, while others, such as dental implant surgery, can take longer and require multiple appointments.
Can I go home immediately after oral surgery?
If you choose to have oral or intravenous sedation during oral surgery, you remain in the office for at least 20 minutes after your procedure to allow the team to monitor you as the sedation wears off.
You should not drive for 24 hours after oral surgery. When you are alert, your driver can take you home. Oral surgery is usually done on an out-patient basis and does not require a stay overnight at the practice or hospital.
What should I expect when recovering from oral surgery?
The recovery time for oral surgery varies depending on the procedure. Most patients return to their regular routine and work within a few hours after a procedure or the following day. More complex oral surgeries may require a few days recovery time. EZ Dental provides detailed after-surgery instructions and guidelines for properly caring for the surgical area, your oral hygiene, and when you can return to your regular routine.
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