Frequently Ask Questions
- Does the procedure hurt?
- I am very anxious, do I have options?
- What should I expect post-surgery?
- What about work?
- How about sport?
Does the procedure hurt?
Most procedures are done under local anaesthesia in the rooms. The procedure will not hurt during the procedure however post-operatively depending on the complexity of the treatment, patients can have various degrees of pain and discomfort.
I am very anxious, do I have options?
Following options are available for patients with anxiety. You should discuss with your surgeon for the following options.
- Oral Sedation
- IV sedation
- General Anaesthesia
What should I expect post-surgery?
Normal post-surgical consequences are expected which include pain, swelling and possible bruising. Appropriate pain-relief will be prescribed and Ice packs can be very useful to reduce swelling. Antiseptic mouthrinses are generally given also to prevent infection. Minor bleeding in the mouth for the next 24 hours is generally normal.
What about work?
Generally it is advised to take time off work the day of procedure and the next day. Although very rare, in more complicated surgical cases time off work may be required up to a week.
How about sport?
It is advised to not be engaged in heavy sporting activity, including swimming, for up to a week.