Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047

Tactics and Tips for Successful Oral Surgery

Even though oral surgery is extremely common, it’s normal to be nervous and unsure of what to expect. To answer your questions and ease your mind, use this helpful guide.

Reasons You Need Oral Surgeons

Most of your dental care needs can be handled by your general dentist in New Baltimore, but advanced or specialized cases will demand oral surgery. Your dentist in New Baltimore will refer you to trusted oral surgeons for the very best care. If the cost of oral surgery has you concerned, ask your dentist in New Baltimore to recommend oral surgeons who offer affordable dental care options. Some of the complex conditions that require oral surgery include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Jaw surgery
  • Facial trauma
  • Injury to the face or jaw
  • Dental infections
  • Serious disorders affecting the face, teeth, jaws, or neck
  • Dental implants

Preparing for Oral Surgery

Before undergoing the procedure, rest assured that oral surgeons describe the precise treatment prescribed for you. They also discuss your anesthesia options, provide instructions for recovery, and outline the need for follow-up care. During this time, ask any questions and address any concerns you may have. If the cost is a challenge, ask if there are any available affordable dental care options. Go over any instructions for the day of the procedure, such as whether you need to wear comfortable clothing, avoid eating, or have someone available to take you home.

After the Procedure

After oral surgery, you will be given precise instructions for the recovery period. While you need to follow the oral surgeon’s exact directions, these tips can help ease your recovery and healing:

  • Soothe swelling by applying ice packs for 20 minutes at a time.
  • Keep your head propped up with several pillows.
  • Stick to softer foods, such as yogurt, cottage cheese, smoothies, and mashed potatoes for the first few days.
  • Stay away from very spicy and acidic foods during the healing process.
  • Don’t drink out of a straw, because this can damage the surgical area and cause major problems.
  • Call your oral surgeon or dentist if you have any pain, problems or questions.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in New Baltimore, call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore today at (586) 933-5521 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in New Baltimore. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of New Baltimore, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of New Baltimore.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
great, friendly staff
Elaine F.
Monica does a very good job of teeth cleaning, she is very thorough and professional.
Karen H.
This office has really come through for my family and me when we had emergency dental needs. The doctor makes sure whatever needs doing gets done right, and makes right anything that isn’t perfect […]
Catherine N.
Always professional, pleasant and I love that the office is open late so I don’t have to miss work for routine dental work.
Anne B.
Very professional and gentle.
Pam S.
Receptionist was very helpful.Gave me a referral for an in network dentist, got me in the system quickly, and also informed me about the great discount program Dentrite. Also assistant and dentist […]
Carron R.
Given a same day appointment for putting crown back on. Staff always friendly and professional. I have always had good success with any procedures I have had in this office.
Janet L.
The staff is very nice. I usually do not have to wait very long in the waiting area. If I am going in for just a cleaning the appointment is usually pretty quick.
Heather C.
The accommodating and compassionate ways of Dr Wajeeh and his staff
Toni P.
I am visiting my family in Richmond (from Nevada) and developed a toothache. My family called Gentle Dental, their dentist, on August 1st and they got me in on August 3rd. I had to have two teeth […]
Mary G.
My experience with Gentle Dental has always been fantastic from Angel and Christi at the front desk to Carolyn my hygienist who always makes sure that my teeth are clean and done properly to Dr […]
B L.
Pretty decent and friendly service
Audrey K.
The dentist was very great with my teenage anxious daughter getting her first fillings.
Nicole S.
Dental Hygenist. Very friendly and great lady. She doesnt make parients feel judged which was an issue in the past at other dental offices
Justin F.
The staff is very friendly. They do a great job.
Tricia C.
I love the staff! They are all so kind and helpful!
Erin K.
I didn’t think I could do much with how bad my teeth have become but I am slowly getting better. They have even helped with getting me the best cost with my insurance.
Mark B.
Very professional and friendly. I was treated very nice and my problem was taken care of very well and without delay. Not only the dentist but all staff was great.
Brian K.
Excellent customer service, very friendly, prompt work, they actually answer all of your questions. This will be my new dentist office. All staff trys to make you comfortable in your surroundings and […]
Ursula F.
Everyone is very nice and professional.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (586) 933-5521
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