Oral Surgery in Tampa, FL
Oral surgery is quite common and may be recommended to address more complex issues. In most cases, oral surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at New Tampa Smiles. You will be able to resume normal activities within a few days.
Once you make an appointment for a consultation, the dentist will determine if you are a candidate for oral surgery.
Types of Oral Surgery in Tampa, FL
We may recommend oral surgery for several different reasons. Let’s take a closer look at some common causes for oral surgery:
Bone Grafting/Socket Preservation
Tooth socket preservation is a type of bone grafting procedure that is done to protect the empty tooth socket after extraction. In some instances, the tooth socket may decay after the dentist near you pulls the tooth. Socket preservation also helps stabilize the socket to receive the dental implant.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The dentist may suggest removal of wisdom tooth if the tooth is infected, impacted (erupted inside the gums), or growing at a crooked angle. Not removing an infected or decayed wisdom tooth may cause problems to other teeth as well as to your gums.
Non-surgical tooth extractions work well for teeth that are above the gum line and visible. Our trained dentist in Tampa, FL, may suggest surgical tooth extraction for teeth that are broken inside the gums or those that are not easily visible. Surgical extraction may also be recommended for severely damaged teeth.
Our team at New Tampa Smiles may also perform oral surgery for a root canal, dental implants, or reconstructive purposes.
Post-Op Tips for Faster Healing after Oral Surgery
It usually takes some days to recover fully after oral surgery. Following these tips can help you heal faster:
- Restrict drinking, eating, and talking for a few hours after the extraction
- Apply a cold compress over the sore area
- Refrain from spitting, aggressive rinsing, smoking and drinking alcohol
- Consume soft foods and avoid hard, chewy, sticky, hot and cold foods until your mouth heals
Please call us for any concerns regarding oral surgery near you.