Oral surgery involves a number of services that can help you achieve your perfect smile. Contact us to learn how oral surgery can help you!
Oral Surgery in Missoula, MT
At Montana Dental Arts, our oral surgery services are designed to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for patients facing a range of oral health issues. Our skilled team focuses on a variety of procedures aimed at improving both the functionality and aesthetics of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Our oral surgery services encompass a wide spectrum, including but not limited to tooth extractions, dental implant placement, corrective jaw surgery, and treatment for oral pathology. Whether a patient requires routine wisdom tooth removal or a more complex reconstructive procedure, our experienced team is dedicated to delivering personalized and high-quality care.
How long does oral surgery take?
Most procedures will only take a few hours to complete. Depending on how extensive the procedure was and what type of anesthesia was used, you may need to stay a few more hours to recover. Even if your procedure only takes a few hours, you should plan on avoiding activity and resting for the rest of the day.
How long does it take to recover from oral surgery?
Most patients take 1-2 weeks to fully heal from oral surgery. Additionally, patients should expect to rest for 2-3 days immediately following the surgery. Pain after the surgery can vary depending on what surgery you had done and how extensive it was. You will be prescribed medication to help with the pain management post-surgery.
What food should I eat after oral surgery?
Following your procedure, we recommend that you eat cool, soft foods. Soft foods will be much easier to consume and are less likely to disturb any blood clots. We recommend foods such as:
- Mashed Potatoes
It is also important to stay hydrated following your procedure, so be sure to drink lots of water. However, do not drink with a straw as this can dislodge the blood clots. We also advise avoiding carbonation, alcohol, and other hot beverages for a week.
If you have more questions about oral surgery, give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss it further.