Looking for one of the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons near you in Norwalk? Our specialist oral surgeon, DR. Elias Pimentel , is highly experienced in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) with over 10 years experience in this speciality.
FAQs On Oral Surgery
Is oral surgery painful?
Oral surgery is not a painful experience. DR. Elias Pimentel takes all necessary measures to ensure that you do not feel any pain. Local anesthetic medications will be given to prevent any kind of discomfort during surgery. Post-operative discomfort will be minimal and easily relieved with pain killer medication.
How long will it take to recover from gum surgery?
If tissue is removed from the mouth, you may have some pain for a few days that can be relieved with over the counter pain tablets. The healing procedure is usually quick and it will usually take 1 to 2 weeks for your mouth to heal completely, although it can take longer.
What should I do after oral surgery?
You may apply ice packs to the face for 15 minutes on and off to reduce the swelling. Eat soft foods and liquids after the surgery. Opt for yogurts, soups, smoothies, fruit milkshakes and mashed potatoes.
How soon can I eat after oral surgery?
You should wait for at least one week before eating chewy, crunchy or spicy items. Avoid taking acidic foods since they may irritate the tissue and cause severe pain in the healing process. It may require somewhere between a few days to a couple of weeks to recover from wisdom tooth surgery, but mostly people start feeling better after three days.
Can I drive home myself after the surgery?
You might require someone to pick you up after surgery. You won’t be able to drive for the rest of the day. But, if you receive local anesthesia, then you can drive even after the surgery.