Frequently Asked Questions

How much does oral surgery cost?

The price of getting oral surgery will depend on the type and complexity of the surgery. It will also depend on if you are being sedated and the type of sedation you use. Your oral surgeon will recommend the best treatment option for you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

Can oral surgery be prevented?

In some cases, oral surgery can be prevented with good oral health and hygiene, as well as regular dentist visits. However, sometimes you will need oral surgery regardless. Wisdom tooth removal surgery is difficult to prevent as it can depend on how your teeth have erupted in your mouth and the pain they cause.

Is oral surgery painful?

Making sure you feel comfortable during treatment and surgery is one of our highest priorities. At your consultation you can discuss any concerns you have about the surgery. Your surgeon will then recommend the best option to make you feel at ease. In many cases you can choose to be sedated during surgery to make you feel more relaxed and to manage the pain.

If you are sedated you won’t feel any pain during the surgery. For the next few days following oral surgery you may feel some pain or discomfort but this can usually be managed using pain medication.

When do you need to see an oral surgeon?

Your dentist will often refer you to an oral surgeon if you need more complex treatment such as wisdom tooth removal under sedation or dental implant placement. Oral surgeons have special training for surgery of the mouth, teeth and jaw so you’re in good hands.

What can I expect after oral surgery?

Oral surgery involves more complex dental treatment such as implant placement, treatment for TMJ and wisdom tooth removal.

You will most likely be sedated during surgery. This means you will need time to rest and recover following surgery. It may take some time for the sedation to wear off so you may need someone to drive you home.

You might experience some swelling, pain or discomfort. Using ice packs and taking pain medication can help with recovery and pain. It will normally take a couple of days for you to recover. You will need to make some changes to your diet and dental care routine during that time.

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