Oral surgery is usually only required for significant oral health problems. Tooth extractions, for example, may be needed if you have a tooth that’s too infected or damaged to save. As a conservative dentist, Dr. Amanda Burke will always work with you to explore all of your treatment options. We will only recommend oral surgery if it’s the best choice for your unique case. Contact us to book a consultation at Burke Dental Group today.
First, you’ll come into Burke Dental Group for a consultation with Dr. Burke. She’ll examine your mouth, diagnose your oral health challenges, and discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. This could include oral surgery, and a wide variety of other treatments.
To begin your surgery, Dr. Burke will clean and numb your mouth. We use the latest numbing techniques to ensure you can get through your surgery without any discomfort. Once your mouth is completely numb, Dr. Burke will begin your treatment.
After your appointment is over, you’ll be sent home with a set of recovery instructions. You’ll usually recover from surgery within a day or two, but it may take up to two weeks for your mouth to heal completely. This mostly depends on your treatment plan, and how well you follow Dr. Burke’s recovery instructions.
Depending on your treatment and your case, you may need to come into our office for follow-ups. This lets Dr. Burke check on your recovery, and take any necessary next steps, such as fitting you for a partial denture after a tooth extraction. Make sure to come to Burke Dental Group for all of your follow-ups.
No. We will make sure that your mouth is completely numb before your treatment begins. And at Burke Dental Group, we offer kind, caring, and welcoming care. Our office is a judgment-free zone, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re totally comfortable during your appointment.
The answer is usually “yes.” If your oral surgery is medically necessary, such as a tooth extraction for a severely-infected tooth, it will be covered by your dental insurance policy up to applicable limits. However, every plan is different. It’s best to consult directly with your insurer and your policy documents to understand your coverage.