Oral surgery, such as wisdom tooth removal or dental implant installation, doesn’t have to be scary or stressful when you have a highly trained dentist like Kimberlie Yun, DMD. Dr. Yun makes sure you’re comfortable every step of the procedure, and she uses only the most high-tech equipment to ensure ideal results. Use the online booking tool or call the office of Capital Dental Group in Englewood, New Jersey, to schedule your appointment today.
Dr. Yun advises you regarding preparations, as they vary based on the type of anesthesia you need. You may need to avoid food and water for up to 12 hours before the scheduled surgery.
If you're having any sort of sedation, arrange for a loved one to drive you to and from your oral surgery appointment. Sedation may cause some residual drowsiness after the oral surgery, so you should never take a chance on driving afterward.
It depends on the oral surgery and the specific situation. For some surgeries, Dr. Yun uses a soft-tissue laser that eliminates the need for stitches.
In other surgeries, you'll have a few small stitches to control the bleeding and encourage clot formation.
When the blood clot in your tooth socket doesn't develop properly or breaks down too quickly after a tooth extraction like wisdom tooth surgery, you can develop a condition called dry socket. Dry socket causes pain, bad breath, and a bad taste in your mouth.
The best way to avoid dry socket is to strictly adhere to all guidelines Dr. Yun gives you. That includes not using straws to drink, avoiding smoking, and using a saltwater rinse several times a day.
If you develop the symptoms of dry socket, call the Capital Dental Group office right away so Dr. Yun can help.
After oral surgery, you'll usually need to stick to a soft food diet for at least the rest of the day, and up to several days afterward depending on your situation and the surgery.
You can enjoy cold foods like cottage cheese, yogurt, and pudding. It's best to stay away from hot foods right after your oral surgery since they might prevent proper clot development.
If you have new dental implants, you might need to avoid very hard, chewy, or crunchy foods for longer, based on Dr. Yun's recommendations.
Oral surgery is a simple and straightforward experience with Dr. Yun's help. Book your appointment at Capital Dental Group online or by phone today.