FAQs on Extractions
Many patients who are faced with the idea of having wisdom tooth extractions often have a wide variety of questions for Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley of 32 Dental. Our team works closely with new and existing patients to help them feel at ease about the procedure and understand how it works and how it can bring the smile back to health. Here are some of the most common questions:
Will I have to have x-rays done?
Yes. X-rays are the best way for us to diagnose a condition and find out where problems stem. These are necessary when it comes to any procedure regarding the teeth and bone.
What should I do before surgery?
For patients being sedated, patients should avoid food and drink for six hours. Sedated patients must also arrange transportation to and from the appointment and have someone monitor them for a few hours after surgery for any complications.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
In some cases, patients may have dental insurance that will cover part or all of the fees for oral surgery or extraction. Our practice works closely with patients to help them in filling out the claim forms for reimbursement. However, any co-pays and deductibles may need to be paid by the patient. For those who do not have dental insurance or any coverage from their current insurance plan, we also offer convenient financing options.
Is the procedure safe?
Oral surgery is still a surgical procedure and comes with risks. However, many of these risks can be reduced with proper care and attention by the dentist as well as proper aftercare by the patient. We send our patients home with aftercare instructions to let them know what they should and should not do to facilitate healing and reduce risk of infection.
Where is the surgery performed?
All oral surgeries are performed at our practice at 32 Dental. Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley love having the ability to offer in-house procedures as this saves time and hassle with referrals to other specialists. We do it all from start to finish, from diagnostics to treatment to aftercare.