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A surgical procedure often causes dental patients some trepidation. The best way to cut down on unease leading up to your oral surgery is to prepare, prepare, prepare. There’s really no level of preparation too great (as long as you don’t decide you’re ready to step in and perform the surgery yourself!). With this week’s blog post, our Schenectady dentist offers a brief overview of the best ways to prepare for your oral surgery. By understanding the how to get ready for your surgery, what your procedure will be like, and what the aftercare/healing period will entail, you will eliminate so much anxiety that you find yourself relaxed on the day of your appointment.

Schenectady Dentist on Preparing For Your Oral Surgery

  1. The most important step to take is communicating with your dentist. Only by talking to a professional knowledgeable on your personal case will you be able to discuss procedure specifics. Your dentist or oral surgeon will be able to give you a step-by-step breakdown of what your appointment will be like, and how this surgery will help you.
  2. Do some research of your own to get better acquainted with the procedure. We’ve listed a few common types of oral surgery below so that you may peruse their descriptions.
  3. Take the correct precautions before your surgery: stock your fridge with soft foods and liquids you will be able to consume afterward, arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment, and take a day or two off work.

Common Oral Surgical Procedures | Schenectady Dentist

  • Dental implants – Dental implants are tooth root replacements that are placed in your gums so that they fuse with your jawbone. Click the link to learn more about the dental implant procedure.
  • Extractions – A dental extraction is when you have a tooth removed because it is severely damaged, decayed, or causing problems for other teeth/your bite. Click the following link to learn more about extractions.

Schenectady Dentist On The Period After Oral Surgery: Care and Healing

It’s important that you follow the exact instructions given you by your dentist or oral surgeon. Only those will heal the site of your surgery properly. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call your dentist or oral surgeon. We are always here to help!

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Comprehensive Dentist Schenectady

Welcome to Dr. Scotto's dental blog! Here, our staff will engage in patient education and share information about the services available at our practice. If you're seeking a new general dentist, cosmetic dental work, or restorative dentistry, we are ready to discuss your treatment. Our Schenectady dentist offers a wide range of dental services, which we have ennumerated in the following section. By growing familiar with what our practice has to offer you, you will be able to take a bigger part in your treatment and better understand the treatment process.

Available with our Schenectady Cosmetic Dentist
 

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Teeth Whitening - Using professional hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to whiten enamel.
  • Porcelain Veneers - Thin coverings that act as new tooth surfaces and hide discoloration, chips, and other imperfections.
  • Dental Bonding - Tooth-colored resin bonded to natural teeth to change tooth shape or shade.
  • Cosmetic Contouring - Reshaping natural teeth so that they form the desired smile.

General Dentistry

  • Composite Fillings - Unnoticeable, tooth-colored fillings that blend with natural teeth.
  • Dental Sealants - Protective coats that strengthen enamel on potentially problematic teeth.
  • Teeth Cleaning - Removing plaque and ensuring your teeth are healthy.
  • Deep Teeth Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing) - Targeting tooth surfaces below the gum line to prevent periodontal disease.
  • Mouth Guards - Plastic trays that prevent destructive habits like grinding or clenching, and prevent dental injury.

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Crowns - Beautiful replacements for lost tooth structure that are bonded permanently to your remaining teeth.
  • Dental Bridges - Crowns attached to a replacement tooth, anchoring it in place.
  • Dentures and Partials - Full or partial sets of replacement teeth for those missing a number of teeth.
  • Dental Implants - New tooth roots consisting of biocompatible titanium screws.

Endondontics

  • Root Canal Therapy - Removal of infected tooth pulp to save the tooth structure.

Oral Surgery

  • Tissue Grafts - Removal and addition of soft tissue to change the gum line or reverse the effects of periodontitis.
  • Balancing Gum to Tooth Ratio - Enhancing the aesthetics of a smile by reducing gummy smiles.

If you're intrigued by a procedure listed above, don't hesitate to contact our Schenectady dentist. We are eager to meet you and begin your treatment!

 



Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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