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Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Oral Surgery

How can we help you?

We certainly don't expect you to be an expert on dental care, which is why we encourage your questions. Being informed about a procedure and why it's necessary helps you feel more confident when making decisions about your family's dental care. 

We've shared some of the questions we hear most often, but if you don't see yours here, please give us a call. A member of our team will be happy to find the answer you need or arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors.

Oral Surgery

Man at Dentist | Oral Surgery BrentwoodHearing that you need oral surgery in Brentwood, TN can be intimidating for anyone and worse for those who already deal with dental anxiety. But our kind and caring dental team has provided comfortable oral surgery to our valued patients over 30 years, and we’re sympathetic to your concerns.

State-of-the-Art Technology

We have equipped our dental practice with leading-edge dental technology that’s meant to make your treatment faster and more comfortable. We use non-invasive dental lasers for many procedures that used to require incisions and scalpels, including gum surgery. 

Comforting Amenities

We put ourselves in your place and offer a wide range of stress-reducing amenities that will take the edge off any anxiety you feel:

  • Recliners in our reception area
  • Pillows, blankets, and warm towels
  • Cable TV in every operatory

Stress-Reducing Sedation

If you’re interested in sedation dentistry, we’re pleased to offer nitrous oxide to help you relax. And if you’re a dog person, we’ll introduce you to Raley, our therapy dog. Raley will be happy to jump up in your chair and snuggle with you during your procedure.

As you can see, we’ve thought of just about everything to improve your comfort during oral surgery at our Brentwood, TN dental office. And if there’s something we don’t offer that would help you, please let us know! You deserve a comfortable, stress-free experience, and we strive to deliver. 

Please Call Us to Schedule

If you would like to schedule a dental appointment or have questions about oral surgery, please call Sullivan Dental Partners at (615) 373-1012.

Couple | Oral Surgery Brentwood TNOur dentists will ensure that your oral surgery at our Brentwood, TN dental office goes smoothly and comfortably. But what you do following your procedure can make the difference between a smooth recovery process and complications that arise from lack of proper care. 

The following tips are part of the after-care instructions we provide our patients following oral surgery:

Plan to rest on the day of your surgery. When taking a nap or going to sleep the first night, use an extra pillow to limit excess bleeding and swelling. 

Keep yourself comfortable. Take prescription or over-the-counter or pain medications as directed. Using a cold compress on and off for 20-minute intervals can also help reduce swelling. 

Beginning the day after surgery, clean your mouth gently but thoroughly after each meal. Rinse four times a day with a mixture of a half teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water until the site heals.

Plan on a soft or liquid diet the first day or two.  Choosing foods that are high in Vitamins C and A also helps promote healing.

Avoid drinking through a straw or smoking. The sucking motion may dislodge the clot that forms over the surgical site and lead to a painful condition called dry socket. 

Please Call Us with Your Questions

Don’t worry too much, because we are here for you before, during, and after your oral surgery at our Brentwood, TN dental office. We’ll guide you through the whole process from the day of your procedure until your mouth has healed completely.

Please call us to schedule a dental appointment so we can answer all your questions.

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