An oral surgeon or sometimes known as maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist trained to perform surgical procedures involving the face, mouth, and jaw.
Your local oral surgeon performs all the procedures involving the head and neck. Some of these include wisdom teeth extractions, orthodontic surgeries, oral cancer biopsy and treatment, temporomandibular jaw, and reconstructive surgeries.
Oral surgery cost varies depending on the procedure performed. For example, a wisdom tooth extraction can cost anywhere from 200-800$, depending on the severity of the impacted tooth. The cost will also vary depending on your insurance plan and if you need additional procedures such as sedation.
You might have facial swelling within 24 hours of your surgery. It usually lasts for 7-10 days and gradually subsides. Apply a cold compress to the swelling during the first 24 hours after the procedure. Do not apply heat to the area as it may make the swelling worst. After 24 hours, you can gently apply a warm compress, increasing the blood circulation in the area and reducing swelling. Contact a dental surgeon near you immediately if the swelling does not subside within 7-10 days or gets worse.
Pain and bleeding are common after any oral surgery procedure. Take your pain medication prescribed by the dental oral surgeon regularly. A small amount of oozing may continue for 1-2 days after the surgery. You can bite on a piece of gauze to stop the bleeding. Do not be alarmed if you have swelling. It will usually subside within 7-10 days.
Have soft foods which can be easily swallowed, such as rice, soups, etc., for a few days after the surgery. Avoid carbonated and hot drinks. You should also avoid drinking through a straw, as it can dislodge the blood clot and cause bleeding.
You will notice a significant improvement in pain after 2-3 days of the procedure. Complete recovery may take up to 10 days. If you have any concerns, talk to one of our oral surgical dentists.
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