Full Circle Dental Care
Implant & General Dentist & Invisalign & General Dentistry located in Del City, OK
If you need oral surgery, you want to make sure you’re in capable hands. Samuel Sigmon, DDS, at Full Circle Dental Care in Del City, Oklahoma, is a highly skilled oral surgeon who can handle extractions, implants, and bone grafts. To learn more, call the office and speak with the friendly team to book an appointment, or schedule a visit with the online booking tool.
Oral Surgery Q&A
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery encompasses a variety of surgical procedures that Dr. Sigmon performs on your oral tissues. The word “surgery” can make a lot of people nervous and can conjure images of general anesthesia, lengthy hospital stays, and difficult recovery periods.
Oral surgery, however, is usually less involved than traditional surgery. In most cases, Dr. Sigmon can perform your oral surgery under local anesthesia and as an outpatient procedure at his office.
If you’re still nervous about your oral surgery, Full Circle Dental Care provides a range of sedation dentistry options to help ease your anxiety.
When would I need oral surgery?
Full Circle Dental Care offers a large selection of oral surgery services. Some of these procedures include:
Wisdom tooth extraction
Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that usually emerge between the ages of 18 and 25. While some people can keep their wisdom teeth, many people’s mouths aren’t large enough for the extra teeth, which can lead to problems like pain, crowding, and infection.
In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t emerge properly and become stuck under the gumline, or impacted. If this happens with you, Dr. Sigmon can perform oral surgery to safely and effectively extract them.
Dental implant placement
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Sigmon puts in your jawbone with a minor surgical procedure. They provide a foundation for a crown, bridge, or dentures, replacing your missing tooth or teeth with a prosthetic that’s structurally similar to your natural teeth.
Bone grafting is a procedure that Dr. Sigmon administers to strengthen your jawbone if you have soft bone tissue or have suffered bone loss in your jaw. For some, it’s a vital step in preparing for dental implants. The procedure involves taking bone tissue from another area of your body and transplanting it into the desired spot in your jaw.
What does recovery from oral surgery entail?
Most oral surgery involves some period of recovery time, but the length and nature of that recovery are highly dependent on the type of procedure you’re recovering from.
If you had extractions, for example, you might be swollen and sore for a few days, and you might also run a low-grade fever. If you had a bone graft, on the other hand, you need to take care to not chew on the side of your procedure for six weeks.
Dr. Sigmon gives you detailed aftercare instructions when he sends you home from your oral surgery. Following them will help speed up your recovery and ensure that your results are as good as possible. If you have any questions about your aftercare, you should call the office and speak with one of the friendly team members to get more information.
To learn more or to schedule your oral surgery, call Full Circle Dental Care today or book a visit with Dr. Sigmon by using the online tool.