Oral Surgery

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Oral Surgery services offered in South Tampa, Tampa, FL

OneSource Dental of South Tampa offers safe and effective oral surgery if you require more advanced dental treatment. The specialists can provide extensive surgical options for your teeth, jaws, and gums at their Tampa, Florida, office. Learn more about oral surgery options and call to schedule an appointment. You can also book through the online reservation portal.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

OneSource Dental of South Tampa offers many surgical procedures for various important structures inside the mouth. You may require surgery to protect your teeth by correcting dental concerns and alleviating symptoms. Oral surgery can also help prepare your teeth for additional treatments. Common surgical procedures include tooth extractions, bone and gum grafts, and dental implants.

Why might I need oral surgery?

Many concerns require surgical treatment to prevent disease and promote strong oral health. Gum disease is one of the most common reasons why people may need oral surgery. Gum disease causes bone tissue loss inside the jaw. This can lead to further damage in the form of tooth loss and broken teeth.

If you experience too much bone loss in the jaw, you may require bone grafting surgery before receiving additional treatment. Some dental solutions, like implants, require sufficient bone density.

Moreover, poor oral hygiene and gum diseases increase your risk of infection. Tooth decay can require surgical treatments if the infection is severe.

What are the benefits of oral surgery?

Oral surgery provides an assortment of benefits, including:

  • Strong teeth, joints, and tissues
  • Added support and jaw function
  • Improved facial structure and appearance
  • Stable dental implants
  • Pain and discomfort reduction
  • A healthy, vibrant smile

The teeth, gums, and jaw all play an important role in your health, and oral surgery can ensure these tissues are healthy and functioning properly.

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Before your surgery, the OneSource Dental of South Tampa experts may perform diagnostic services, like X-rays and physical exams, to evaluate your oral health and create a specialized, actionable plan.

They create a set of instructions for you to follow in the days leading up to your surgery. For example, you may be required to stop taking certain medications. You should follow all provided instructions to prevent surgical complications.

How long is the recovery following oral surgery?

Recovery times vary depending on the complexity of the specific surgery performed. Most people return to daily activities a few days after their procedure; however, more intensive operations could require additional downtime. 

Generally speaking, you should aim to get plenty of rest and resort to eating soft foods, like yogurt, if you’re experiencing any pain.

Call the Tampa, Florida, office today to learn about your surgery options and schedule an appointment. OneSource Dental of South Tampa also offers online scheduling via the website’s reservation system.