Our practice performs a variety of surgical procedures in order to correct injuries, defects, and diseases to the jaws, face, and tissues of the oral region. Dr. Yakligian and Dr. Umberger are highly-qualified and expertly-trained to perform the following procedures:
If you are in need of any of the numerous surgical procedures that we are able to perform, you may receive a referral from your dentist, or you can certainly work with our doctors directly. We'll work with your general dentist to find an appropriate treatment plan to correct your issue.
Prior to your surgery, you'll have a pre-op consultation in which we explain exactly what will happen during your procedure. We will also give you pre-operative instructions at this point so that you can prepare for your upcoming appointment. Some of the most common pre-op instructions involve fasting before the procedure, avoiding smoking, and staying away from certain medications. Failure to follow these rules could delay your procedure, and you may need to reschedule entirely.
After your oral surgery, you'll be sent home with a detailed list of instructions on how to properly care for your teeth and gums. It is common to experience some discomfort, bleeding, and swelling, and we will provide you with prescription medication and home care advice on how to best deal with these issues. It is important to follow this guidance closely, as compliance can help you to avoid unnecessary pain and potential complications.
Remember that if you'll be under anesthesia that you will need someone to drive you home, and this person should plan to sit and wait during your procedure. Your escort can also be useful in helping you to understand and remember your post-operative instructions.
We understand that the prospect of having to undergo oral surgery might be daunting and even a little scary, so we work to carefully explain the process to each of our patients. We want to make sure that you fully understand what will happen during your procedure, and we will walk through your pre- and post-surgery instructions step-by-step so that you are fully prepared for your appointment.
Call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 for more information.