The entire process of a dental surgery procedure, from registration to discharge, can take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours. It is important to keep this in mind when scheduling the surgery and make sure to have a few days off afterwards for rest and minimal activity. The recovery period after oral surgery is relatively quick, but at a minimum, you should expect to rest for 2 days. Depending on the type of procedure you decide to undergo, teeth whitening can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
Dental bridges are two-visit procedures, with each visit lasting between an hour and an hour and a half. Simple tooth extractions usually take about an hour for the initial procedure. In general, most oral surgery procedures take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to fully heal. Oral surgery with dental implants is a procedure that replaces one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth.
At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, Dr. Tye and his team will provide you with all the information you need regarding what to expect during and after the procedure. They will also be happy to provide you with a note for work or school, as needed.