Oral Surgery Specialist

The Smile Fairy Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Naples, FL

The words “oral surgery” can elicit fear in some, but they shouldn’t. At The Smile Fairy Dental Spa in Naples, Florida, Patricia Primero, DDS, excels in the field of oral surgery, particularly extractions. Dr. Primero performs extractions only when necessary and with gentle, compassionate care. She uses anesthesia to make these procedures, such as simple extractions and wisdom tooth removals, as comfortable and convenient as possible for you. To learn more, call the office or use online booking tool and set up a consultation today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery? 

Oral surgery refers to surgical procedures Dr. Primero performs in the office to address certain dental problems. At The Smile Fairy Dental Spa, oral surgery typically means extractions. Dr. Primero performs both simple, non-surgical extractions and more involved surgical extractions. 

In most cases, oral surgery involves the use of anesthesia to make your procedure more comfortable. Dr. Primero always goes out of her way to discuss oral surgery specifics with you prior to your procedure, answering questions and quelling any fears you might have. 

Do I need oral surgery for an extraction? 

Dr. Primero always exhausts all other restorative dentistry options to preserve your natural teeth before recommending oral surgery extractions. However, in some cases of severe decay or after an injury, extraction might be the best course of action. 

With modern dental technology and anesthesia, Dr. Primero can make extractions simple and painless, particularly if it’s just one tooth. 

For wisdom tooth removal, you may need to have one or multiple wisdom teeth extracted if they’re causing crowding or creating pockets where harmful bacteria accumulate. This is a more involved type of extraction procedure that comes with a substantial recovery process. 

What is the recovery from oral surgery like? 

Typically, after undergoing oral surgery for an extraction of any kind, Dr. Primero will recommend sticking to a diet of soft foods because your teeth will be sensitive. Some examples of what you can eat include: 

  • Yogurt
  • Soup
  • Apple sauce
  • Pudding
  • Rice

Dr. Primero may also prescribe pain medication to help bring down any swelling that occurs. The exact recovery timetable varies depending on what type of extraction you had. A simple extraction may only take a day or two to recover from fully, while a wisdom tooth removal may take up to a week. 

Is oral surgery safe? 

Yes, oral surgery with Dr. Primero is very safe. As is the case with any medical procedure, there are possible complications after an extraction, such as: 

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Aching pain

After every extraction, Dr. Primero will show you how to care for the wound site, including gauze to control bleeding and going over pain medication specifics. If any problems persist for more than a day or two, let the office know right away. 

To find out more about oral surgery at The Smile Fairy Dental Spa, call the office or use the online scheduling tool and set up a consultation with Dr. Primero today.