Dentoalveolar surgery includes teeth extractions, bone contouring, exposure of teeth for orthodontic purposes, and denture preparation(pre-prosthetic surgery). This treatment can be done under local anesthesia (numbing medicine), conscious sedation or general anesthesia. Recent x-rays from your dentist may be used, or a panoramic x-ray may be indicated to identify vital structures in the area of the surgery.
Depending on the nature of the procedure and level of post-operative discomfort will dictate when the patient resumes normal activity. Post-operative pain medicine and antibiotics (if indicated) will be prescribed after treatment is complete. Post-operative instructions will be provided as a guideline to your home recovery.