Riverside, CA, dentist offers oral surgery and sedation services

Being told you need to undergo more invasive treatments like root canals or tooth extractions can be anxiety-inducing for many patients. The oral surgery process can seem intimidating. It can be nerve-wracking to have an invasive procedure and you may worry that it will be uncomfortable. However, these treatments can help protect your oral health and prevent significant damage in the future. Your Riverside, CA, dental team is here to help you feel comfortable throughout your treatment. In today’s blog, we’ll explore when these procedures may be needed and what to expect throughout them so you can feel prepared before your appointment.

Root Canals, Wisdom Teeth, And Tooth Extractions

Oral surgery can include root canal treatment to address severe cavities, wisdom tooth removals, and other tooth extractions. While these may seem intimidating, these procedures can help relieve discomfort and protect your smile. Before scheduling the surgery, your dentist may take X-rays and may be able to show you what needs to be done. For instance, they may track the development of your wisdom teeth so they can be removed at the best time. Tooth removals are a commonly performed procedure that may be done to protect your other teeth from potential damage.

Sedation Can Help Keep You Comfortable

Many patients may worry that oral surgery will be painful. However, we have sedation options to help ensure you feel comfortable throughout the entire visit. Oral conscious sedation is a pill prescribed for you to take before your procedure. You will need to have someone drive you to and from your visit. This method allows you to feel relaxed during the procedure but able to respond if necessary.

Taking Care After Your Procedure

The recovery time will vary depending on the patient and the type of procedure. A root canal may take less than a week to heal from, whereas wisdom tooth extraction can take more than a week in some cases.  Make sure that you have time off from work, school, and other responsibilities so that you can focus on recovery. Your team will give you specific instructions for aftercare. If you have any questions after your treatment, they can help answer them. As a general rule, take pain reducers as prescribed and avoid eating anything that could irritate the area.

Schedule An Appointment With Our Team

The Riverside Dental Group team in CA is here to help you feel comfortable throughout your oral surgery appointment. Call your nearest location today to learn about your options.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group At Woodcrest (951) 776-9001

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.