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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Oral Surgery (Overview)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school training in a hospital.


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What is it like having oral surgery?

Depends: There are many different types of "oral surgery". It depends on the type of procedure being done. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
1,098 Doctors shared insights

Oral Surgery (Overview)

That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school training in a hospital.


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How much time will oral surgery last?

How much time will oral surgery last?

Varies: Varies with the procedure. Ask the oral surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Oral surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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What amount does a oral surgery cost?

What amount does a oral surgery cost?

Procedure: Depends on procedure. For best results see board certified oral surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Why can't I get aroused after oral surgery?

Why can't I get aroused after oral surgery?

Normal: Normal for a shot time after surgery. Should return to normal soon. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Oral surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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Please advise me what to eat after oral surgery?

Please advise me what to eat after oral surgery?

Soft diet: A soft diet following oral surgery is best. Sometimes a liquid diet can be maintained for a few days following the surgery. You don't want to eat something that will injure the surgical area, so avoid hard things like pretzels and the like. Usually you only need to maintain such a diet for about 5 to 7 days. Always follow the surgeon's instructions. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Please advise me what to eat after an oral surgery?

Anything: You can eat whatever you want. However, I would caution you to avoid chips and nuts for the first 2 days. Avoid using a straw for 24 hours to help prevent the clot from being lost. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Oral surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

What is the definition or description of: oral surgery?

Oral surgery is: That field of dentistry that treat diseases, traumatic injuries and deformities of the oral cavity, jaws and face. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete a minimum of 4 years of post-dental school training in a hospital. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have oral surgery done?

It's OK: As long as you go to a board certified oral surgeon with a good reputation the experience should be a good one. I suggest IV sedation for most oral surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Oral surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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On average, how long will a oral surgery consultation last?

On average, how long will a oral surgery consultation last?

Varies: I agree with doctor hinson. This will vary based on the reason for consultation. Be sure to go prepared having a list of any medications you are taking and allergies you might have as they will likely review your medical history. If you are being referred by another doctor a copy of a referral may be helpful but not necessary. They may also take an xray if needed. All of it depends.. ...Read more

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Help please? I had oral surgery, when can I reasonably smoke?

Help please? I had oral surgery, when can I reasonably smoke?

Delayed healing: Is possible if you smoke after extractions. The body doesn't know whether to lay down reparative tissues or fight a foreign body reaction caused from micro-particles caused by smoke inhalation into the oral cavity. Also nicotine acts as a vasoconstrictor on the blood vessels in the area thereby reducing the healing response. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Oral surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What do you suggest if I had oral surgery, when can I reasonably smoke?

Varies: If you smoke try to avoid as much as possible in the first three to five days to avoid possible healing complications. ...Read more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

Don't forget to maintain proper oral hygiene. An electric toothbrush is very beneficial. ...See more

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I had oral surgery when I was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

I had oral surgery when I was a child and the injections were incredibly painful. Has anything changed?

Yes and no: Pain on injections can be lessened by giving the injection slowly! There are several devices that allow this. But mostly its the dentist that is the greatest variable. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of needles and oral surgery?

I'm afraid of needles and oral surgery?

The Comfort Zone: With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental treatment/oral surgery or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Take care. ...Read more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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What can I expect from rthodontic oral surgery?

What can I expect from rthodontic oral surgery?

Teamwork: For adults with both teeth and jaws that don't match, both Orthodontic Treatment and Orthognathic Surgery provide the best result. Ask your Dentist to recommend the Orthodontic Specialist in your area that is the most experienced resolving adult malocclusions, and the Orthodontist will then recommend the Oral
Surgeon that works best with his team. ...Read more

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How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

1-2 hours: Typically 1-2 hours. However, there are medications that wil cause numbness for 4-6 hours after oral surgery. ...Read more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

Always follow the guidelines provided by the physical therapist. It will be hard - don't give up! ...See more

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What is a type-1 diabetic eat after oral surgery?

What is a type-1 diabetic eat after oral surgery?

Your normal diet: You can return to your normal diet once you are taking your meds again. Just keep it cold and soft for the first 2 days and then advance as tolerated. ...Read more

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Do you know if they will put me to sleep for oral surgery?

You should: Talk to your surgeon about your case. I find that most people do not need to be sedated once they understand the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Oral surgery (Tip)

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise following an injury. Ask your doctor when u can swim. ...See more

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How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

How can I calm hypersensitive nerves after an oral surgery?

It depends: It depends on why your nerves are hypersensitive and which nerves are involved. Most likely taking the pain medication your dentist gave you should help. Maybe it would be better to try some anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprophen. You should take to your dentist about this. ...Read more

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Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Could the medication you take after oral surgery make you nauseous?

Definitely, yes: Opioid-Induced nausea is a common side effect. Alternate opioid (Vicodin) with NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen).
If concerned, call your surgeon for medication adjustment. Be well soon. ...Read more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

Depending on the rehab that is required, be patient; cooperate with home exercises and don't overdo. ...See more

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Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

After 24 hour: Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site. Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing, applying oral gel or touching the wound area following surgery. ...Read more

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I heard only the top of the top can land an oral surgery residency. How true is this?

You're Accurate: Post graduate programs are competitive and since the spaces are limited, the programs can choose the candidates they want. This usually translates to students who graduated at the top of their class. ...Read more

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Oral surgery (Tip)

Have a positive attitude after surg. And p.T. Believe u will come back stronger! ...See more

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What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

Yes: The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body. They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed. ...Read more

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I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice I can do for the swelling?

I'm on pain medication after some oral surgery anything besides ice I can do for the swelling?

Ibuprofen 800mg: Every 6 hours (unless you have a contraindication), sleep slightly elevated, switch over to moist heat application after 48 hours. Sometimes steroids are given intra-operatively and even post-operatively if significant swelling is anticipated. Normal body response to surgery. Also just has to "run its course". ...Read more