Oral Surgeon Lakewood - Dr. David Todd, Oral Surgery - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Lakewood

Who is the best oral surgeon in Lakewood?

Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood offers oral and maxillofacial dentistry solutions to restore optimal oral health. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Does oral surgery hurt?

We use the latest dental anesthetic techniques to block discomfort during treatment. Depending on the procedure performed, you may feel some discomfort when the anesthetic wears off. We will advise you on the most effective way to treat any post-operative pain. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do I need to see my regular dentist before visiting an oral surgeon?

Often, your regular dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon for specialized treatment. However, it is possible to get a consultation with an oral surgeon without a referral. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What oral surgery will be best for me? 

Your oral surgeon will work with you directly to determine the best treatment for your needs. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What is considered oral surgery?

Any treatment involving a surgical incision in the gums is considered oral surgery; however, this specialty can perform many types of procedures on the teeth, mouth tissues, jaws, and face. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Does oral surgery take place in a hospital?

A board-certified oral surgeon can provide services outside of the hospital as long as they meet the required safety regulations. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do I need x-rays before oral surgery?

X-rays are typically used as a preliminary tool to determine the extent to which surgery is required. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How long does oral surgery take?

Oral surgery typically takes between 45 and 90 minutes, but this varies according to complexity of the procedure. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How long does it take to recover from oral surgery? 

Depending on your procedure and the methods used, it is recommended that you rest for at least 48 to 72 hours. For some procedures, however, it may take up to a month for soft tissue to fully heal. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What type of sedation is needed for oral surgery?

Details of your oral surgery need to be discussed with your oral surgeon based on your medical history and the specific procedure. Contact Dr. Todd Oral Surgery of Lakewood for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Location

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Lakewood

120 Southwestern Drive
Lakewood, New York 14750

Office Hours

Monday: 8AM-5PM
Tuesday: 8AM-5PM
Wednesday: 8AM-5PM
Thursday: 8AM-3PM
Friday: 7:30AM-4PM

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