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Oral Surgery

Saugus Dental Laser Center

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Clarita, CA

Oral surgery at Saugus Dental Laser Center in Santa Clarita, California, always emphasizes your comfort and well-being. With talented dentist Victoria Prasol, DDS, guiding you through the process, you can expect a smooth and easy procedure -- even when you’re facing a complex surgery like wisdom teeth removal. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is any surgery that corrects issues affecting your mouth or jaw. Some of the most common types of oral surgery are:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal 
  • Tissue, tooth, and jaw repair after trauma
  • Tumor removal
  • Gum grafting after periodontal disease
  • Periodontal surgery

Many different dental specialists perform oral surgery, including endodontists, prosthodontists, and periodontists. Saugus Dental Laser Center has an expert team that can connect you with the right provider for your oral surgery.

What should I do before having oral surgery?

The Saugus Dental Laser Center team gives you specific instructions to help you prep for your oral surgery. Although the exact rules vary by procedure and circumstances, some common preparations may include not eating or drinking for at least eight hours prior to your procedure and arranging for someone to drive you home afterward. Both of these rules are in place to make sure your local anesthesia and sedation go smoothly.  

The team also gives you some other instructions to make sure your oral surgery is a success. In some cases, you might need to make some medication changes in the days before your procedure.

What is recovery like following oral surgery?

Recovery can vary by procedure, but in general, the Saugus Dental Laser Center team usually recommends eating a liquid or soft-food diet following your oral surgery. Some good foods to eat after oral surgery can include:

  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Jello
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Mashed banana

All the foods on this list are cold because it's generally best to stay away from hot foods immediately after your oral surgery. In some cases, hot and spicy foods can disrupt clot formation in your sockets, which could delay healing. 

The Saugus Dental Laser Center team also gives you specific oral care recommendations after your oral surgery. This may include using a saltwater rinse several times a day for at least a few days.

You’ll typically get at least one prescription after oral surgery, and it’s important to take your medication as directed. Antibiotics help you avoid infection, and you may also have other medications to help with the pain. 

Every oral surgery is different, but at Saugus Dental Laser Center, they all have one thing in common: All oral surgeries put patient comfort first. Call the office or use the online booking tool at any time to request an oral surgery consultation.