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When Do You Need Oral Surgery?

Oral Surgery Glenview IL

At Gallery Park Dental, our goal is to help you preserve and maintain your natural teeth for a lifetime.

There are, however, certain circumstances that may arise that could make tooth extraction the best option. If you find yourself needing a tooth extraction, Dr. Drew Gripentrog and Dr. Jason Rogers want you to know that you're in good hands. We'll talk here about what you can expect when you need oral surgery in Glenview.

Wisdom Teeth

Otherwise known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to arrive, usually around the ages of 18 to 25. They come in at the back of your mouth behind your first two molars. ...

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How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Preparation at Gallery Park Dental in Glenview IL

Oral surgery can be nerve-wracking, especially if you've never experienced it before. However, being prepared is a great way to ease your worries, and to ensure that your procedure goes well! Of course every patient is different, and your dentist will consult you on any specifics for how you should prepare for your unique surgery. Still, we have some tips that may help you get ready: 

  • Transportation: It's common for patients to need a driver to take them home after oral surgery, as the effects of the anesthetic may not have worn off. Be sure to arrange a friend or family, or a service, to help you get home after your treatment. 
  • Dietary ...

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What to Expect for Your Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery, Gallery Park Dental, Glenview IL

If you’ve never had an oral surgery procedure before, knowing what to expect can make the treatment much less stressful. Your dental team will always try to preserve your teeth, but in some cases extractions and surgery is simply unavoidable. Here’s some situations where oral surgery may be needed:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Other impacted teeth
  • Jaw irregularities
  • Severely damaged teeth
  • Dental Implants

Your Oral Surgery Procedure

The process for oral surgery will vary based on your unique needs, but you can expect your dentist to begin by taking an x-ray of your teeth. This helps to determine if a tooth extraction is definitely needed, or if the tooth can possibly be restored. Your dentist will then explain ...

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