Helping You Obtain a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
At A R Periodontics, we are dedicated to providing every patient with the best possible oral surgical care. Dr. Alan Rothstein has been a periodontist for over 27 years and is an expert in the treatment of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
Our oral surgery services include:
Call (973) 556-2655 now to schedule a consultation and exam for oral surgery.
Extractions may be needed for many reasons, including teeth that are too diseased to save, an over-crowded mouth, or when wisdom teeth are impacted. After completing a thorough exam and taking x-rays, we will go over your options, answer your questions, and help you make the right decision for your oral health.
If we decide to pull the tooth, we will numb your mouth to prevent discomfort. Bleeding after the procedure is totally normal and part of the healing process.
If the damage to your tooth is at the root, but the tooth itself can be saved, we may recommend that you receive a root canal over extraction.
After the extraction, you may also experience some soreness and may need prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. We strongly advise that you refrain from smoking, eating hard or chewy foods, and drinking through a straw, because theses habits may cause additional pain or soreness. You should also be gentle when brushing your teeth to help in your mouth's recovery.
What to Expect During an Oral Surgery
Oral surgery refers to any medical procedure that is performed on the mouth to remedy a problem related to the gums, teeth, or jaw. We understand that the thought of having surgery conducted in your mouth can be scary. However, there really is nothing to be worried about.
Let us walk you through the phases of oral operation. There are three main stages of any oral surgery:
- Preparation: Prior to surgery, our team will provide you with an outline of your customized treatment plan, so you know exactly what will take place and why we are doing what we are doing. We will also discuss your anesthesia options with you to ensure that you experience the least amount of discomfort possible during the operation. Our team will also be available to answer any questions that you have about the surgery.
- Procedure: On the day of the surgery, we will begin by applying a local anesthetic to your gums to numb them. During the process, you will feel some pressure and movement, but you should not be in pain. If at any moment you do experience pain, let us know so that we can remedy the problem. The duration of the surgery will depend on the type of procedure being performed, which we can also discuss ahead of time. We will do our best to complete the operation in an efficient and timely manner so that you can be on your way.
- Recovery: As with any surgery, it will take some time for you to heal and recover after the procedure is complete. We often prescribe pain medication to help with any recovery-related aches and pains. There will also be a list of do’s and don’ts that you will need to follow to aid with a fast and effective healing process.
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When you require oral surgery in Livingston, NJ, our dental team will be behind you every step of the way. Rely on A R Periodontics to help you resolve your oral health issue so that you can be back to feeling your best in no time.