What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery encompasses a variety of different procedures in relation to the mouth, jaw, and teeth. They are often performed by a dental surgeon with years of training and experience in oral surgery. Though it’s worth noting that some oral surgeries are performed by endodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists.

How Should I Prepare for Oral Surgery?

Preparing for oral surgery is very similar to preparing for any other medical procedure. Your oral surgeon will give you specific instructions depending on the procedure you are having done. But in general, to prepare for your oral surgery, you should:

  • Make sure that you set up an area where you will be comfortable for a few days while you recover. 
  • Generally, you can not eat or drink anything for 10 hours prior to your oral surgery.
  • Double-check that you have a ride home from your oral surgery. Even if you aren’t impaired and can drive, we find many of our patients would rather not drive directly afterward.
  • Purchase groceries that are gentle on your teeth and mouth. Some examples include soups, yogurts, mashed potatoes, eggs, bananas, and applesauce.

If you have any questions regarding oral surgery or any of our other dental services at Premium Dentistry in Lakewood, contact us today!