Dr. Rabia Kaur's training, advanced technology, and patient-centered approach ensures the best results for patients who need oral surgery in West Hartford.. From simple tooth extractions to bone grafts and more, she will ensure exceptional results, minimal healing times, and a pain-free experience at Arch Dental of West Hartford.
Oral surgery is a term used to refer to a variety of surgeries involving the mouth and jaw. Technically, all restorative treatments are oral surgeries, including things like fillings and crowns. However, the term “oral surgery” usually refers to more invasive, complicated dental procedures like root canals, tooth extractions, and corrective jaw surgery.
Every patient is different, but the basic steps of the oral surgery process are similar. Here’s what you can expect if you need to get oral surgery from Dr. Kaur at our office in West Hartford.
To begin, Dr. Kaur will perform a visual exam of your mouth and take x-rays to diagnose your oral health condition accurately. For example, she may examine a wisdom tooth and take an x-ray to determine if it’s impacted and needs to be removed.
Once Dr. Kaur has diagnosed your condition, she will discuss the treatments and surgeries that may be required to restore your oral health. If you have a dead tooth, for example, this could include a tooth extraction, alveoloplasty, and a dental implant to replace the tooth.
After your initial consultation, you’ll schedule your follow-up appointments with our front office team. Then, you’ll simply return to Arch Dental of West Hartford as scheduled to get your surgery.
After your oral surgery, Dr. Kaur will provide you with recovery instructions. It usually takes between 2-3 weeks to recover completely, though this varies depending on your surgery. Make sure to follow her instructions to heal, and come back to our office for any scheduled follow-ups so that she can check on your progress.
With safe laughing gas sedation at our office, you can relax during your oral surgery. Along with local numbing, laughing gas allows you to relax and get your treatment in comfort. You won’t feel any pain, and it will be much easier to sit through long or complex dental surgeries. Contact us for a consultation now, and find out if you’re a good candidate for laughing gas sedation.
As an experienced dentist, Dr. Kaur offers a variety of oral surgeries at Arch Dental of West Hartford. This helps us minimize referrals, and simplifies your treatment for better results. Here are a few of the surgeries our team offers:
If your tooth is damaged or infected and can’t be saved, a tooth extraction is usually the best way to eliminate pain and prevent further complications. At our office, Dr. Kaur practices conservative dentistry, and will only recommend a tooth extraction if she truly believes that it’s your best option.
The wisdom teeth are our final set of 4 molars. They grow much later than the rest of our teeth, usually between the age of 17-25. That means many patients don’t have room for them. Because of this, many patients choose to have them extracted to prevent oral health complications.
An oral surgeon is a type of dentist who has training in both dentistry and surgery. They often hold a DDS/DMD (dental degree) as well as an MD (medical degree). This means that oral surgeons have lots of training in both dental care and general surgical principles.
Because of this, oral surgeons can handle even the most complex cases. No matter the situation, they can provide the services that patients need to restore their oral health and appearance, and get back to their day-to-day routine.
This depends entirely on the procedures you’re getting, as well as your oral health. For example, a basic tooth extraction may take a half-hour or less. But more complex surgeries could easily take 1-2 hours or longer. Dr. Kaur will let you know what to expect before your treatment in West Hartford.
If you’re experiencing any serious oral pain and discomfort, you’re likely experiencing a dental emergency. Common emergencies include tooth infections, teeth damaged by dental trauma, damaged dental work, and much more.
Insurance will typically cover any oral surgery that is medically necessary for your oral health. However, the insurance company may only pay for a percentage, such as 50% or 80% of the cost of surgery.
Most dental insurance policies also have a limit for how much they’ll pay toward your care each year, such as $1,500. After you exceed this, you may need to pay the remainder out of pocket. Our West Hartford team recommends consulting directly with your insurer if you have questions about your coverage.