Unfortunately, many people are not fans of dentistry in general but say the words “oral surgery,” and even the most confident patients may feel a twinge of panic.
Of course, there’s a very good reason why your dentist recommends oral surgery, and in some cases, the procedure is needed to protect your general oral health and well-being. Whatever the reason in your case, you should know that there have been significant advances and improvements in oral surgery that make these procedures more efficient and comfortable than ever before.
If it has been a while since you last had oral surgery, you should understand that there have been dramatic improvements in the way these procedures are performed and the outcomes they deliver. In fact, there are several reasons not to put off oral surgery recommended by your Northport, NY dentist.
Compassionate Care and Understanding
Most dentists today realize that if they want patients to be compliant with treatment, they need to work on building trusting relationships. When you trust your dentist to deliver the comfortable, high-quality treatment you need in the most comfortable manner possible, even procedures like oral surgery are nothing to fear.
Decades ago, dentists were limited in the type and scope of oral surgery they could perform because they were limited to images available on a two-dimensional x-ray.
Today, many dental offices have updated their offices with state-of-the-art technology like panoramic x-rays and 3-D cone beam technology. These technologies help your dentist plan your surgery in advance, making procedures like implant placement and extractions far more comfortable with dramatically improved outcomes.
Your Oral Health Depends on It
If your dentist has recommended oral surgery, it likely has to do with preserving your oral health. For example, if you’ve been told you need your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s because they are compromising the overall health of your gums and neighboring teeth. Postponing surgery in this case only exposes you to continued oral problems like decay, gum disease, and emergency extraction.
Please Call Northport Family Dental
Dr. Jeffrey Rubin has been practicing for over 30 years and keeps current with advances in dentistry to ensure you receive the highest standard of care available. Please call our office to learn more about how we make your procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.