Oral Surgery Specialist

Rockwell Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Middletown, NJ & Hamilton Township, NJ

The field of oral surgery includes extracting wisdom teeth, repairing a decayed tooth, and custom dental implants. At Rockwell Dentistry in Middletown and Hamilton, New Jersey, the skilled dental team has extensive training in all aspects of oral surgery and completes procedures in the comfort of their offices. Every member of your family receives state-of-the-art oral surgery treatment without having to make separate appointments at a specialist’s office. For comprehensive oral surgery and a caring, friendly team, call Rockwell Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

When would I need oral surgery?

You may need oral surgery for numerous dental issues. The team at Rockwell Dentistry provides outstanding surgical care right in their offices so you don’t have to see a separate specialist who doesn’t know your oral health history. The oral surgery services at Rockwell Dentistry include:

  • Restoring decayed teeth
  • Repairing fractured teeth
  • Root canals
  • Extracting teeth because of overcrowding
  • Extracting impacted wisdom teeth
  • Installing dental implants
  • Treating jaw trauma or problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Preparing your mouth for dentures and other restorative dental procedures
  • Treating snoring and sleep apnea issues

Oral surgery aims to correct dental problems while maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, and improving your overall health and wellness.

How long does it take to recover after oral surgery?

Everyone is unique, and recovery after oral surgery often depends on the type of procedure you’re having done, as well as your overall health. If you have a tooth extracted or your wisdom teeth removed, for example, you can expect some swelling and minor bleeding in the 24 hours after surgery. The team at Rockwell Dentistry explains your surgery and what to expect before, during, and after so you can feel comfortable going into your procedure.

Since the amount of pain and the extent of it also depend on the type of procedure you have, you may receive a prescription for pain medication to help you stay comfortable as you heal from oral surgery. The team provides you with any necessary instructions on how to care for your mouth after your dental surgery, too. In most cases, as long as you follow instructions and rest for a day or so, you can resume normal activities about 48 hours following oral surgery.

How do I care for my teeth after oral surgery?

Your dentist may recommend that you avoid brushing the treated area of your mouth immediately following surgery. You’ll also want to avoid vigorous rinsing and spitting for the first 24 hours after your appointment. You can rinse your mouth gently with water, but not mouthwash unless your dentist instructs otherwise.

As you heal, you’ll be able to brush gently and return to your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. It’s a good idea to stop smoking altogether to help prevent complications from your surgery, but at the very least avoid tobacco use for the first 24 hours, or longer if your dentist indicates, as smoking can delay healing and cause painful infections in your mouth.

For complete oral surgery care in a warm, knowledgeable environment, schedule a consultation by phone or online at Rockwell Dentistry.