Oral Surgery

When you are considering oral & maxillofacial surgery, Dr. Rabinovich and his team strive to make your experience positive and enjoyable. The first step towards finding the best oral surgeon in San Francisco for you is to schedule your initial consultation. Please contact us today at (415) 817-9991.

Alex Rabinovich, D.D.S., M.D.

Oral surgery can be a daunting prospect for many, but understanding the procedures involved and the options for pain management can alleviate some of the anxiety associated with it. From wisdom teeth removal to various types of extractions, these surgeries are often necessary to alleviate pain, prevent further dental issues, and maintain overall oral health.

Here in San Francisco, Dr Alex Rabinovich is an expert in helping his patients find relief from oral pain. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment at our San Francisco Dental Implant Center, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve. Our office staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and here to help you with a smile.

Oral Surgery Procedures

Let’s look further at the intricacies of oral surgery procedures and how a comprehensive pain management plan plays a crucial role in patient comfort and recovery.

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common types of oral surgeries. These third molars often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood and can cause a myriad of problems, including overcrowding, impaction and infections. The procedure typically involves making an incision in the gum tissue, removing any bone blocking access to the tooth, and extracting the tooth itself. While the thought of wisdom teeth removal may induce apprehension, advancements in surgical techniques and anesthesia have significantly improved patient comfort and outcomes in San Francisco and elsewhere.

Other oral surgeries, such as impacted canines or tooth extractions for damaged or decayed teeth, can follow a similar protocol. Our oral surgeon, Dr Rabinovich, will numb the area with local anesthesia to ensure the patient feels minimal discomfort during the procedure. For more complex cases or patients with dental anxiety, sedation options may be recommended to induce a state of relaxation or sleep during the surgery.

Oral Surgery Procedures
Pain Management and Oral Surgery

Pain Management for Oral Surgery Pain

When it comes to pain management, communication between the patient and the oral surgeon is paramount. Prior to the procedure, Dr Rabinovich will discuss the various pain management options available and tailor a plan based on the patient’s medical history, preferences, and the complexity of the surgery. Non-pharmacological approaches such as ice packs, elevation of the head, and proper oral hygiene practices are often recommended alongside pain medications to enhance the efficacy of pain relief.

During the recovery phase, patients are typically prescribed pain medications to manage any discomfort or soreness. These may include over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medications, depending on the intensity of the pain and the individual’s response to treatment. It’s crucial for patients to adhere to the prescribed dosage and frequency of pain medications while being vigilant for any signs of adverse reactions.

In addition to medication, patients are advised to follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr Rabinovich diligently. This may include avoiding certain foods, refraining from strenuous physical activities, and maintaining proper oral hygiene practices to promote healing and prevent complications such as infection or dry socket.

Furthermore, regular follow-up appointments allow Dr Rabinovich and his San Francisco team to monitor the patient’s progress and address any concerns or complications promptly. Open communication between the patient and the dental care team ensures that any issues related to pain management or recovery are addressed effectively, fostering a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Let’s Make Things Happen

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Oral Surgery San Francisco today at (415) 817-9991, or email us at info@doctorrabinovich.com.