Costa Rica Dental Team is equipped to provide virtually any dental surgery intervention necessary. From routine wisdom tooth extractions to full-mouth restorations in cases of traumatically damaged or badly decayed teeth, our dentists have extensive experience at performing all types of dental surgery.
Besides the typical cases that require surgery, we can also address more complex conditions that require surgical intervention, such as cleft lip and cleft palate, fractured jaws and broken facial bones, problems with unequal jaw growth and more.
If you are considering oral surgery for yourself or someone you care for, consider giving us a call to discuss your case and what we can do to help. You can reach us at (800) 865-9024 anytime between 9am and 5pm Central Standard Time.
- Do eat prior to taking any pain medication. This will help avoid nausea.
- Do have an adult with you for the first 24 hours after IV anesthesia
- Do drink plenty of fluids after surgery; sports drinks are an excellent supplement.
- Do restrict your diet to soft foods. You can resume your normal diet as tolerated.
- Avoid direct sun and tanning if you are on an antibiotic. Certain antibiotics can make you sensitive to the sun and cause a severe burn.
- Avoid excessive rinsing and swishing as it may lead to a dry socket. Avoid excessive exercise and heavy lifting as these can cause increased pain and bleeding.
- Do plan on resting 1-2 days after wisdom teeth extractions.
- Do resume normal brushing and flossing 24 hours after surgery- as tolerated.
- Don’t drive or operate any equipment for 24 hours after IV anesthesia.
- Don’t apply ice to an infected area.
- Don’t drink alcoholic beverages while taking pain medication.
- Don’t stand up quickly from a couch or bed after surgery with IV anesthesia. You could become lightheaded, dizzy, or faint.