Oral Surgeries FAQ's:


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What is oral surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the mouth, jaws, face and related structures. This includes the removal of impacted and decayed teeth, placement of dental implants, biopsy and removal of cysts and tumors of the mouth and jaws, treatment of facial trauma and reconstructive jaw surgery.

Do all surgeries need X-rays to be taken before the appointment?
Most surgeries need X-rays. X-rays help the dentist to properly diagnose and place proper treatment plan to the patient. The main X-ray required in most oral surgeries is the "Panoramic X-ray" which can be done at many laboratory centers in cairo.

What is digital radiography?
In digital radiography, a sensor connected to a computer is used instead of film. This sensor needs approximately 50% less radiation to be properly exposed than does conventional x-ray film, and the image is available immediately on a computer monitor, instead of waiting for film processing. Our stuff can enlarge, zoom and colorize the image so that a problem is much easier to both diagnose and to illustrate to you. The images are stored electronically and can instantly be copied or sent by e-mail to an insurance company or to your dentist or another specialist for a second opinion.

Do I need someone to drive me home after surgery?
All surgeries done in our clinic are made under local anesthesia. Patients receiving local anesthetic can drive home themselves.

Can I eat before I come in for surgery?
Yes you can as our surgeries are done under local anesthesia.

What should I know about wisdom tooth removal?
Before surgery, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon will discuss with you what to expect. This is a good time to ask questions or express your concerns. It is especially important to let the doctor know about any illness you have and medications you are taking.
The relative ease with which a wisdom tooth may be removed depends on several conditions, including the position of the tooth and root development. Impacted wisdom teeth may require a more involved surgical procedure.

Following surgery, what will I experience after the removal of my wisdom tooth?
Following surgery, you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which are part of the normal healing process. Cold compresses may help decrease the swelling, and medication prescribed by your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can help manage the discomfort. You may be instructed to modify your diet following surgery and later progress to more normal foods.

Is the implant placement painful?
No, it is usually done under local anesthesia. Most procedures can be done in your dentist’s office.

How much pain will I feel after implant placement?
The discomfort you may feel should be minor. Your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.

How long does it take to place dental implants?
Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.

What can I eat after having an implant placed?
Your dentist will outline a diet for the next few days including some soft foods.

How long does placement, healing and construction of the replacement teeth take?
The entire process usually takes from 3 to 9 months, depending on your treatment plan.

How do I care for my implant?
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

How long does an implant last?
If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

If my body rejects an implant, what happens?
The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing.

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