Sometimes an oral surgical procedure is necessary to maintain your oral health or to prepare it for additional dental work. When you need oral surgery in Orland Park, turn to Smiles of Orland Park. Benefits of our care include:
- Accurate diagnosis and treatment using intraoral cameras and digital X-rays
- The Wand® for precise and painless anesthesia
- Dental sedation in pill form if you need extra help relaxing
- A dentist willing to take on your case no matter how complicated
- A talented team who’s dedicated to providing excellent dental experiences
If you think you might need an oral surgery procedure, call us today at 708-858-9591 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We’re located at 7630 W. 159th St., convenient for residents in and around the 60462 ZIP code.
Keep Your Smile Looking Its Best With Our Oral Surgery Expertise
At Smiles of Orland Park, we offer our patients several types of oral surgery, including:
- Teeth Extractions – Saving your teeth is always our highest priority, but if an extraction is necessary, we’ll do it comfortably and quickly. We’ll use The Wand® syringe-free anesthesia to numb only the area we’re working on. You won’t be left with half your face numb for several hours afterward.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal – For many patients, these third molars come through with no problem, but if yours are impacted, they can damage your other teeth, your gums, and your bone. In these cases, we can remove them to help you avoid additional problems.
- Bone Grafts – If your jawbone isn’t strong enough or thick enough to support dental implants, we can add synthetic bone material to spur the growth of new bone cells. In just a few months, your jaw will be healthy enough for implants.
- Ridge Augmentation – Missing teeth may have caused your jaw ridge to shrink or deform. We can rebuild your bone and tissue to give the ridge back its natural shape, either to prepare it for implants or for aesthetic purposes.
- Sinus Lifts – This procedure is a type of bone graft that adds bone material to your upper jaw between the jawbone and your sinuses. It is used to prepare your upper jaw for implant placement.
- Gum Grafts – If your gums are receding, either from disease or injury, we can add in gum tissue taken from another area of your mouth. As your gums heal, your teeth-to-gum ratio will be back in balance.
Heal Better & Faster With Our Post-Treatment Instructions
Generally, the anesthesia wears off in one to three hours after the procedure. In order to prevent biting your tongue and lips, it is very important NOT to chew on the numb side until the anesthesia completely wears off. Children must be observed until the anesthesia completely wears off.
It is normal that after dental fillings, your teeth may be sensitive to hot, cold, or pressure. This sensitivity will normally go away in a couple of days and should not last longer than a couple of weeks. If you notice an imbalance with your bite after the anesthesia wears off, please call us. The gum tissue and the injection site may be sore for a few days. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call us at 708-858-9591.
As your body heals following a root canal treatment, most discomfort will occur in the first 24 to 48 hours. It is recommended that an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) be taken as needed for the first two days. If you are unable to take ibuprofen, Tylenol Extra Strength may be substituted as a suitable painkiller. Call us if you have any concerns. Take all medications exactly as prescribed, even if your pain and swelling have subsided. Attend all postoperative follow-up appointments as recommended.
To help the healing process go smoothly after tooth extractions, follow your homecare instructions and remember the following simple steps:
- Rest – Keep your activity to a minimum. Too much moving around or talking could hamper healing.
- Change Bandages Often – Keep a gauze pad or thick cotton ball pressed into the gum. Be sure to change the bandages as necessary.
- Take Your Meds – Dr. Marshall will prescribe pain or other medications as needed. If he does, be sure to follow all directions for proper use.
- Change Your Diet – Eat soft foods such as pudding, ice cream, and soup, and stay away from hard foods that could hurt your tender gums.
- Tell Your Tongue “No” – You will probably have an urge to feel your gum with your tongue. Don’t do it – you could irritate the area, prolonging healing time.