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For some preventative and reconstructive dentistry procedures, such as tooth extraction or implant placement, it is not uncommon for a mild healing period to follow your appointment. At Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey, our skilled team of Morristown dentists and dental professionals knows a well-informed patient is better equipped to make decisions about their care, which is why we provide many resources to help answer all of your questions about the treatment process and subsequent recovery. Dr. Edward Romano, Dr. Robert Bizzarro, or Dr. Kathleen Dunn will give you more detailed post-operative information in person, but the following can serve as a brief primer of what you can potentially expect with regard to recovery after certain treatments.
Some oral procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal and implant surgery, will require the use of an anesthetic to help ensure your treatment progresses with as much safety and comfort as possible. Prior to your surgical appointment:
Wisdom teeth removal is considered a fairly involved dental procedure that normally requires a brief healing period. Recovery often varies from person to person depending on how many wisdom teeth are removed and whether or not they are impacted. In any case, it is essential to follow your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of infection or other complications. Following surgery:
During the length of your recovery, you may also experience:
Dental implants are titanium posts placed in the gumline to stimulate bone tissue and ultimately restore a missing tooth. While most patients heal quickly after dental implant surgery and can resume their normal routines with little to no inconvenience, recovery ultimately depends on lifestyle choices, the number of teeth affected, and how closely you follow aftercare instructions.
When a tooth is removed, the healing process typically begins once bleeding subsides and a blood clot starts to form. After the extraction of your tooth:
For more information about what you can expect after treatment with our cosmetic dentists, please call Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey to speak with a member of our team.