Oral Surgery
in Bentonville, AR

When general dentistry fails to restore the health of your smile, it is often time to consider an alternative solution. In the case of infection, overcrowding, or dental trauma, we may recommend oral surgery. At Main Street Dental, we only suggest surgical procedures when beneficial to your oral health. Our oral surgery in Bentonville, AR, can help make your smile healthier and help you achieve your desired smile goals! Contact us today to learn more.

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Who is a candidate for oral surgery?

Candidates for oral surgery include individuals with impacted wisdom teeth, severe tooth decay, or dental trauma. Patients experiencing persistent oral pain or infection despite other treatments may also be a candidates for oral surgery. Whether you’re considering oral surgery to get dental implants or need oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal, our team at Main Street Dental will help you determine if you are a good candidate!

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How long does oral surgery take?

The duration of oral surgery varies due to the many types of oral surgery possible. In many cases, the duration will depend on the complexity of the procedure. For example, oral surgery for wisdom teeth can take around an hour or longer. A simple oral surgery for tooth extraction may take half an hour. Other factors such as anesthesia type, oral health, and number of teeth involved also influence the length of the oral surgery. During your consultation, we can provide you an estimate of your procedure time.

What does recovery look like after oral surgery?

Oral surgery recovery will depend on the type of oral surgery you undergo. In most cases, you can expect swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. We advise individuals during oral surgery recovery to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Soft foods and liquids are also recommended initially, with a gradual transition to a normal diet. We also encourage patients to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

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