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What Are Possible Complications of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?

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A dental prosthesis can help restore your sense of confidence in your smile. If you are looking to receive one, you may need work done before to ensure the prosthetic procedure goes smoothly. These preparations are referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery and include any oral or maxillofacial procedure necessary to help prepare your mouth for the restoration. This can include the smoothing of your gums, jawbone restoration, and more. 

As with any form of surgical procedure, pre-prosthetic surgery comes with an inherent risk of complications. This can vary depending on the individual, which is why it is pertinent to receive a thorough medical examination before you have any work completed by a professional. At Union City Oral Surgery Group, our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons are qualified to operate on you with minimally invasive techniques and state-of-the-art technology, significantly reducing the risk of complications. 

Possible Complications of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

When preparing your treatment plan, your doctor will take all of your previous medical records and unique needs into consideration. This helps minimize the risk of any complications arising during or after the pre-prosthetic surgery has been performed. Even with the most talented and qualified of doctors, however, it’s still possible for issues to arise. This may include: 

  • Infected gums
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Bone necrosis
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nerve damage
  • Unexpected scarring
  • Unwanted tissue growth
  • Bone reabsorption

By choosing and partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable oral surgeon, you are actively minimizing the risk of any complications. If any do happen to occur, it is best to be in the capable hands of a doctor who can reverse the situation and quickly devise a new plan of action to continue to treat the pre-prosthetic area as well as the complication.

Good Candidates for Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The best way to guarantee no issues or complications come up during or after the surgical process is to have your doctor determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure in the first place. Good candidates are those that are healthy, don’t smoke, and aren’t on any potentially problematic medications, such as a blood thinner. If you are an active smoker or on any blood thinners, your oral surgeon may have you pause your usual activity for up to three weeks before the surgery. 

Your initial examination and consultation will include a thorough inspection of your mouth, your medical history, your budget, and timeline. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons understand the importance of a healthy and fully-functional smile, so we will do everything in our power to create a plan of action that is catered to your specific needs and goals. This level of personalization, combined with the professional approach of our surgeons, gives you the best possible shot at a successful pre-prosthetic surgery. 

Interested in Pre-Prosthetic Surgery? Union City Oral Surgery Group Can Help Today

Pre-prosthetic surgery offers many benefits and is often the first step of many when it comes to your path to a happy and healthy smile. Trust you are in the most competent hands around when you partner with Union City Oral Surgery Group. Dr. Nancy Herbst has gathered a team of top-performing and compassionate oral and maxillofacial surgeons to help provide efficient, cost-effective, and skilled services to our community. 

If you are currently considering or are in need of pre-prosthetic surgery, look no further than Union City Oral Surgery Group today. To schedule your initial consultation and examination, please don’t hesitate to call our office at (201) 601-9262 or use our online contact form.