Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227

How to Have the Best Outcome from Oral Surgery

It’s completely natural and normal to be nervous about oral surgery. To answer all of your questions and help you have a successful surgery, check out this go-to guide.
What Oral Surgeons Can Do for You

Most of your dental care needs can be handled by your general dentist in Detroit, but advanced or specialized cases will demand oral surgery. Your dentist in Detroit will refer you to trusted oral surgeons for the very best care. If the cost of oral surgery has you concerned, ask your dentist in Detroit to recommend oral surgeons who offer affordable dental care options. Some of the complex conditions that require oral surgery include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Jaw surgery
  • Serious injury to the face or jaw
  • Facial trauma
  • Severe dental infections
  • Dental disorders affecting the face, jaws, or neck
  • Dental implants

How to Get Ready for Oral Surgery

Prior to your surgical procedure, oral surgeons clearly describe their treatment plan for you. You will also hear about your sedation options, get recovery instructions, and receive a schedule for follow-up visits. Now is the time to ask any questions and discuss any concerns. If the price of the procedure is out of your reach, ask if there are any available affordable dental care options. Go over any instructions for the day of the procedure, such as whether you need to wear comfortable clothing, avoid eating, or have someone available to take you home.

What to Do after the Procedure

After oral surgery, you will be given precise instructions for the recovery period. While you need to follow the oral surgeons exact directions, these tips can help ease your recovery and healing:

  • Choose very soft foods, such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and cottage cheese for the first few days after oral surgery.
  • Avoid very spicy and acidic foods that can disrupt the healing process.
  • Do not drink out of a straw because this can cause serious harm to the surgical site.
  • Reduce any swelling by applying cold compresses to your face for 20 minutes at a time.
  • Keep your head propped up with several pillows.
  • If you have any problems or questions during your recovery, call your oral surgeon or dentist immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue today at (313) 651-7260 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 651-7260
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