Most of the time, your oral health can be maintained by our general dentistry services. In some cases, more advanced care is necessary to prevent or treat dental conditions. This is where our oral surgery services at Lovett Dental Humble may be necessary. We offer a wide range of surgical procedures designed to improve your oral health. Read on to learn more about the oral surgery we offer and how we can help you manage pain and discomfort during the process.
What to Look for in an Oral Surgeon
Oral surgery is performed by a licensed and trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. To become this type of surgeon, a person must complete four years of dental school and then graduate. After doing so, there are years spent working in a hospital-based residency program to gain hands-on experience. These professionals train right alongside those in general surgery, anesthesia, and internal medicine. These professionals then spend time in areas such as emergency medicine, plastic surgery, and ear, nose, and throat. At Lovett Dental, our dentists maintain the proper licensing and association recognition to provide oral surgery to our clients.
When May You Need Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is necessary for dental health in many situations. Our goal is never to encourage this procedure when a lesser invasive method can be helpful. We may recommend surgery when your condition is going to worsen or cause a problem for you over time. Some of the procedures we perform include:
- Dental implantation procedures
- Advanced periodontal procedures
- Root canal treatments
- Wisdom teeth extraction
- Impacted tooth extraction
- Bone grafts
- Preparation for prosthetics
Every situation is very different in terms of when you need surgery. If another dentist has told you this is a necessary treatment, let our team take a look to offer you the most minimally invasive solution.
What About Pain and Discomfort?
When you come in for any type of surgery at Lovett Dental in Humble, you will know just what to expect. This is because we will talk to you about the treatment options before you come in. We will also talk to you about what will happen during and after your procedure. Therefore, you will stay well informed throughout the entire process. To help you manage the pain and discomfort during your procedure, we always ensure the following:
- We offer several types of sedation to keep you comfortable
- You will know if there will be any downtime in advance
- We will provide you with the proper pain medication or solutions based on your procedure
- You will receive aftercare instructions in advance
- You may need someone to take you home after the procedure
On the day of the procedure, know that our team is here to help you. If you have any type of dental anxiety or you are unsure of what to expect, let us know. We will provide you with outstanding support along the way. We can offer dental sedation to help you to remain comfortable throughout the process.
It is also important to know that our team has the ability to handle any type of emergency that may occur. If general anesthesia is necessary, we will properly maintain your airway. You can feel confident we will always provide you with the best level of care possible before, during, and after your oral surgery. Talk to us about any concerns you have.
Schedule a Consultation with Your Oral Surgeon at Lovett Dental Humble
Do you need oral surgery? If so, reach out to our team at Lovett Dental Humble to learn more about how we can help you. Expect outstanding help from our dedicated team of professionals. Call 832.990.8865 for an appointment.