Woodlands Elite Dental Partners

Oral Surgery

Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in The Woodlands, TX

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery services offered in The Woodlands, TX

At some point in your life, you may need oral surgery as part of your oral health journey. Woodlands Elite Dental Partners in The Woodlands, Texas, led by Arthur J. Johnson, DDS, and Maria G. Liñan, DDS, have the expertise and experience to provide the necessary oral surgery. To learn more, call the friendly office staff or book an appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q&A

When is oral surgery needed?

Oral surgery treats certain issues and conditions to keep your oral health at its optimal performance. The team at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners performs a wide range of oral surgery procedures, including:

Wisdom teeth extractions

Your wisdom teeth generally begin to emerge in your late teens or early 20s. If you start to experience tooth pain in the back of your mouth or jaw and still have wisdom teeth, it might be time to consult with your provider at Woodlands Elite Dental Partners.

The team administers anesthesia and a local anesthetic during a wisdom tooth removal procedure to ensure you don’t feel any pain. After your procedure, you may experience a few days of downtime with some mild pain and swelling.

Other tooth extractions

For various reasons, you may need to have a tooth pulled due to issues like infection or preparing for an orthodontic procedure. The need for dental extractions is unique to each patient. Your provider makes decisions about extracting a tooth if it’s unrestorable, decaying, or causes unnecessary crowding.

Other oral surgeries include placing dental implants, periodontal surgery, and bone grafting. Your provider has the expertise to identify your oral health issue and provide the right procedure.

Am I a candidate for oral surgery?

Before considering oral surgery as an option, your professional dental provider performs a comprehensive exam to determine the condition of your oral health. They consult with you after identifying the root cause of your oral health issue and explaining your options. You can also ask questions about any concerns you might have. 

What can I expect after oral surgery?

Your recovery time depends on the procedure you have and other factors involving your overall health. In general, recovery may involve some pain and swelling. You can expect your cheeks, mouth, and jaws to feel the effects of the surgery for about 24-48 hours after your procedure. Then you should notice your symptoms dissipate. 

The Woodlands Elite Dental Partners team helps you manage your postoperative pain and swelling with prescribed medications or recommended over-the-counter pain medicine like ibuprofen.

You might also have some bleeding after a tooth extraction, which is normal. Be sure to follow your aftercare instructions for a smooth and timely recovery.

If you might need oral surgery, call Woodlands Elite Dental Partners today to schedule an appointment, or click to book online.