For surgery inside your mouth, the stitches will dissolve on their own anywhere from 3 to 14 days after your procedure. If you are having any surgery performed on the outside of the face, these stitches will have to be removed by the doctor at the post-operative appointment.
The bleeding will occur off and on for 24 to 48 hours. The dry tea bags will help slow down the bleeding dramatically.
You may take 800mg of Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin. If the pain does not lessen, call our office.
You may take 600mg of Ibuprofen, Advil, or Motrin and mix it with the pain medication. This will help the pain medicine last longer, and it will also help with the inflammation.
You may eat or drink as soon as you would like. Expect to be on a soft food diet (soups, ice cream, mashed potatoes) for several days. The only foods that are not recommended are hot and spicy foods for the first 48 hours. Also, stay away from crunchy foods (popcorn, peanuts, and potato chips) for the first 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Normally, 5-7 days after surgery. Every patient’s surgery is different, so check with the doctor on the day of your surgery.
The extraction site(s) may be more difficult on one side than it is on the other. The swelling gradually expands over the first three days and then will decrease rapidly.
This is due to swelling. After a couple days when the swelling decreases, the problem will subside.
No. You only pay the portion that your insurance states they won’t pay or any co-pays that apply. We will contact your insurance after your consultation visit and notify you of the portion before your procedure.
YES. We participate with most major medical and dental insurance plans including Medicaid. All insurances, dental and medical, are filed by us.
SOMETIMES. If more than one tooth is extracted, normally IV sedation would be covered. If only one tooth is extracted, IV sedation is not typically covered.
EITHER. This depends on your individual plan. Many medical plans do cover wisdom teeth that are impacted.
MAYBE. If your insurance does not pay the remaining balance, you may be responsible for the remainder of the bill.
At the consultation, we will contact your insurance and let you know your portion that day or before your surgery date.