Our Oral Surgery Procedures In Calgary
Having Oral Surgery? Here’s How To Prepare
The prospect of having oral surgery can be pretty intimidating. But knowing what to expect can take some of the stress out of the experience and also ensure that you have a full and speedy recovery. From wisdom teeth extractions to root canal surgery, the team at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic has the facilities and experience to perform a wide variety of dental procedures. If your teeth are causing you any distress, we invite you to come in for a thorough examination. A problem tooth doesn’t always need to be pulled, and our team will discuss all possible options with you beforehand. Our areas of practice include:
- Wisdom teeth
- Jaw-related problems
- Dental implants
- Pre-prosthetic surgery
- Impacted canines
- Bone grafting
- And more
Facts About Oral Surgery
Oral surgery can be used to correct a number of health conditions whether serious, or relatively minor. The dentists at Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic in N.E. Calgary use surgery to:
- Remove/Inspect/Biopsy suspicious or abnormal growth
- Extract extremely decayed teeth
- Remove wisdom teeth
- Remove supernumerary teeth
- Correct gum and bone defects
The Night Before
Patients (especially Diabetics) are encouraged to have regular meals prior to dental procedures to ensure blood sugar levels do not get too low. You can also take your regular prescription medications, unless otherwise stated. But make sure that our dentists are aware of any pre-existing conditions that you have and all medications that you’re taking.
What you can eat
After you’ve had oral surgery you’re probably not going to want to eat anything hard or crunchy for at least a week. For the first 48 hours try to eat only soft foods like soups and stews, which should be served warm but not overly hot. If you have been prescribed pain medication, alcohol should be strictly avoided. After a few days you can slowly start to return to your normal diet.
Healing Time And Recovery
Immediately after your surgery you may experience some discomfort and swelling. Swelling will usually go down within 48 hours but your discomfort may linger for a bit longer. It’s normal to see some blood in the first 24 hours following surgery. Depending on what type of oral surgery you’ve had, your total healing time can take anywhere from one week to one month. Your dentist will let you know your expected post-surgery recovery time.
Tips For A Quick Recovery
After having oral surgery, you should follow your dentist’s instructions as closely as possible in order to help your body heal. Make sure that you:
- Take your medication exactly as prescribed
- Get plenty of rest post-surgery
- Don’t apply heat to swollen areas, this makes the swelling worse
- Some medications can cause dizziness or drowsiness; ensure to not operate machinery or drive
- Call our dental clinic if you experience increased pain, fever or you start vomiting
With each day that passes, you should start to feel more and more like your old self! If you have any questions about your recovery, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the dentists at our conveniently located N.E. Calgary dental clinic.
For comprehensive care for your entire family, choose Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic today!