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There are several different forms of oral surgery offered at Village Pointe Oral Surgery’s clinic in Omaha, Nebraska. This could include tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, dental implant restoration, and gum surgery related to the treatment of severe periodontal disease.

All of these oral surgical treatments involve adapting the gum tissues to some degree. Specific recovery instructions will be provided to you by Dr. Michael Shnayder and his staff. This will like in include the timing and dosage instructions for any necessary prescriptions for anti-inflammatory, pain medication or antibiotics.

It’s also important to keep in mind that certain lifestyle choices could also complicate the recovery process or increase your chances of suffering a periodontal infection. One of the more significant factors that can increase your risk of complications comes in the form of vaping or tobaccos use. The heat, tar, and other chemicals that are introduced to your mouth can severely irritate healing oral tissues.

It’s also worth noting that the suction from smoking and vaping could also have a negative impact on the sutures. Indeed the suction could potentially pull a blood clot loose, traumatized the healing gums, or lead to a condition known as dry sockets.

If you have an upcoming oral surgery treatment schedule at Village Pointe Oral Surgery’s clinic, you might want to talk to your primary physician to help find a cessation program. Ideally, it would help to choose a cessation program that doesn’t include lozenges or nicotine gum, as they could also irritate healing gums.

If you are scheduled to have an oral surgery performed at Village Pointe Oral Surgery’s clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, and you have a recovery question, you should call 402-317-5657 to speak to Dr. Michael Shnayder or a member of our staff today.