Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY
When you’ve got a serious dental issue like impacted wisdom teeth, you may need oral surgery. Rifkin Dental, a highly trusted practice in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York, for more than 35 years, offers the best in dental care for serious dental issues that require oral surgery. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What Procedures Does Oral Surgery Include?
The highly skilled dentists at Rifkin Dental perform oral surgery for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons you may need oral surgery include wisdom teeth extraction and placing new dental implants.
All oral surgeries at Rifkin Dental are performed on-site using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.
How Does Dental Implant Surgery Work?
Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements with a titanium "root" system. It takes two to three appointments to complete the dental implant process, and you'll generally have two to three oral surgeries during that time.
Your first dental implant oral surgery focuses on tooth extraction if needed. Next, your dentist at Rifkin Dental performs another oral surgery to place the titanium root into your jaw. After that, you'll generally need at least three to six months to heal, and during this time the titanium root fuses to your jawbone to create a secure anchor for the new tooth.
At your next appointment, your dentist places the new artificial tooth onto the titanium root. Finally, the artificial tooth gets a crown to give it a natural look.
Rest assured you’ll always be comfortable during oral surgery for dental implants because the team at Rifkin Dental carefully manages your anesthesia and sedation.
What Can I Expect During Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Every wisdom tooth extraction can be different because each patient's case is unique. It all depends on how your wisdom teeth are erupting and whether they're causing problems.
Your dentist at Rifkin Dental performs wisdom teeth extraction on-site, and you'll be able to return home afterward. Like with dental implants, you'll be comfortable throughout the procedure because your dentist closely controls and monitors your anesthesia and sedation.
What Should I Do Before My Oral Surgery Appointment?
The team at Rifkin Dental provides you with a preparation list before your appointment. This list generally includes:
- Don't eat or drink for 8-12 hours before your surgery
- Arrange for transportation to and from your appointment
- Schedule at least the remainder of your surgery day off
By following your preparation list closely, you can have a safe surgery and smooth recovery.
What Should I Expect After My Oral Surgery?
Your recovery time varies depending on the oral surgery procedure that was needed. It may be a few days or possibly longer before you're ready to return to work. However, most patients have very little pain after the first day or two.
Schedule your oral surgery consultation online or by calling Rifkin Dental today.
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