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When you need oral surgery, it’s essential to find a dentist who’s qualified to perform the procedure you require. Whether you need your wisdom teeth removed or another type of surgical tooth extraction, Dr. Oh and Dr. Steinhubel at All Smiles Northwest provide oral surgery procedures for Everett, WA patients. Dr. Oh is a board-certified periodontist who specializes in procedures for patients who need treatment for complications caused by gingivitis and advanced gum disease. If you need oral surgery in Northern Washington, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation!
Oral surgery involves areas of your mouth, teeth, jaws, or face. Our dentists at All Smiles Northwest provide many types of oral surgery procedures in our Everett, WA office, including tooth extractions, periodontal surgeries, sinus augmentations, and bone grafting. Most oral surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis using local or general anesthesia.
While our dentists at All Smiles Northwest look for ways to save your natural teeth whenever possible, there are certain circumstances when the best course of action is to extract a tooth. Once your tooth has been removed safely, our dentists will likely replace it using a dental bridge or a dental implant. Reasons our patients may need a tooth extraction include:
After an oral surgery at our Everett, WA practice, many patients experience swelling, mild discomfort, difficulty swallowing or opening their mouth, or even minor bleeding. As a result, we generally recommend a liquid or soft-food diet for the first couple of days after your oral surgery. Ice cream, milkshakes, fruit smoothies, protein shakes, mashed potatoes, smooth soups, cottage cheese, refried beans, and pudding are all foods you should be able to tolerate immediately. After a few days, you may slowly incorporate other foods into your diet, such as macaroni and cheese, scrambled eggs, or soft sandwiches. We recommend avoiding spicy or acidic foods, as well as crunchy foods that may be difficult for you to chew. Most patients can resume their regular diet after about a week.
The recovery time after oral surgery will vary by patient and the type of procedure. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities within 48 hours and their regular diet within a week. Swelling and bleeding should subside within the first 24 hours. If they do not, please contact our practice. All Smiles Northwest is committed to providing exceptional care to all of our patients in Northern Washington, including Everett and the nearby cities of Mill Creek and Lynnwood. As such, we’ll provide you with detailed after-surgery instructions to aid in your recovery. As long as you follow our post-surgery instructions carefully, you should be on the road to a speedy recovery. To learn more about our Everett, WA oral surgery procedures, please call our dental practice at (425) 252-9333.
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