Is Oral Surgery Painful?
Any type of surgery can be uncomfortable because it is a form of trauma on the body. However, we will ensure that you are completely numb during the procedure so that you don’t feel any pain.
After the surgery, it isn’t uncommon to experience some soreness, swelling, and even a bit of bruising. Ice packs, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medications, and muscle relaxants can help if needed. If you have an infection, your Carson dentist will also prescribe antibiotics.
It is important to note that many patients don’t need prescription painkillers after oral surgery in Carson. Over-the-counter options work for most patients.
How Long Will I Experience Pain or Discomfort After Oral Surgery in Carson?
Discomfort should dissipate after a few days, though it may take longer if the surgery is more complex (jaw surgery vs. a simple extraction).