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  • I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    Todd T.

    Today I had two wisdom teeth pulled. I recommended Goodove, they make you feel comfortable and everyone is friendly. Thank you all.

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    Katrina g.

    Thank you Nikita for taking great care of my son. Definately will be coming back and ponting others in your direction 5 star denistry

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  • My boys both had their wisdom teeth taken out at the same time. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Staff was available and answered questions when I called after the procedure. Even with COVID-19 the surgery was quick and everything went well.

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    Erica C.

    I am very pleased. No surgery is fun but Dr. Zagursky made it bearable. I was very embarrassed & humiliated with my teeth. He made me feel very comfortable about myself. He has a down to earth easy to talk too type of personality. I can not praise him enough for the quality of his work & bedside manners! THANK YOU! I highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery to anyone in need.

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    David P.

    At the age of 69, I had to have one of my wisdom teeth removed, during my consultation and during the actual removal the doctor and the staff was very respectful and courteous, they made me feel as if I had been a patient of theirs for twenty years everyone was very professional and caring. During my prep and the removal, a young lady (NeKeta) was so kind and friendly that she made the procedure a delight during what I thought was going to be a bad day for me ... She is what customer/patient service should be everywhere ... Thank You “Goodove”

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    Solomon P.
  • From my first consultation up into having my oral surgery which was on 7/21 the experience from the front desk on to the interacting with Miss Amber and Dr. Zagursky was amazing!!!! They really made me feel comfortable first on until the end... I am really glad that I was taken care of by Dr. Zagursky and Miss Amber and I will recommend anyway to go to them for any situation....Thanks again!!!👍

    Sharika J. Avatar
    Sharika J.

    I was really anxious going in to get my wisdom teeth pulled, as I've never had more than a cleaning. Everyone here was incredibly kind a professional. They talked me through everything and were very calming. I'd recommend Goodove to anyone looking for dental surgery.

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    Hannah D.

    I just want to give a BIG thank you to Dr Z and his assistant, Meagan. They were so patient with me and thorough throughout the procedure. Constantly asking how I was and explaining each step of the procedure. I would highly recommend Goodove to anyone and will definitely go to them if need be in the future.

    Cheryl R. Avatar
    Cheryl R.
  • The staff was very knowledgeable. My procedure was done very quickly and effectively, which really eased my mind. I would recommend anyone to go here and get their dental procedures done.

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    Xavier R.

    Kind of a hassle with all the COVID 19 precautions, but I'm glad they try so hard to keep everyone safe. They do a great job easing the "white knuckle flight" that many of us experience in a dental chair. Procedure and options discussed at length at initial visit, and they actually listen to you as the patient. Procedure was painless. Post operative instructions were thorough. Don't know how it could be any better (other than not needing the service to begin with).

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    Chuck R.

    My 9 year old son has diagnosed anxiety. The way Dr. Green spoke to him directly and made him feel at ease prepared him for his procedure and took away his fear. The day of the surgery My son asked for Dr, Green, he had no fits, no tears, few nerves. I really appreciate how the nurse as well as the doctor followed up with me personally to make sure he was recovering well. I would recommend this office.

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    Renae M.
  • Dr. Scott Goodove was kind, caring, and patient with my difficulty procedure. Staff handled my care without any issues. In addition to their professionalism, I truly enjoyed my follow-up call from his office the evening of my procedure. I would highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery!

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    Christina P.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Kevin M.

    My visit on June 9, 2020 was a very pleasant one. I was in good care with Dr Zagursky and Meaghan. I went in for an extraction and bone grafting for a future implant. My questions were all answered and I appreciated the follow up call from Meaghan after my procedure. I feel confident that the rest of my procedures will go just as well.

    Or'Shasa B. Avatar
    Or'Shasa B.
  • My daughter had surgery and that was her first time. She was nervous and the sad thing about it nobody could go back there with her due to the coronavirus and she only twelve years old. But the nurse that was back there with her was very amazing. She assure me that she was going to be right there beside her and make sure she would be alright and she did just that. The nurse made my daughter feel safe and comfortable she talk to her and everything. The staff called me and let me know what was going on and to let me know that my daughter was doing good. And the best thing about it they didn't take long. I will recommend family and friends to this dentist office.

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    Sherry C.

    Sorry not this location they probably are great left review for wrong location! So sorry guys.

    Brytnee D. Avatar
    Brytnee D.

    Dr. Goodove was absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend him. What a pleasant, professional, caring practice. What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Goodove!

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    Mary W.
  • Having worked in the medical field for over 35 years, I've had many experiences with staff and doctors, both good and bad. I can tell you first hand that the entire staff and Dr. Berry were wonderful during my surgery at their Suffolk office. Every one of them was professional with a personal touch of care for individual thrown in! Thank you all so much, I would refer anyone needing your services to contact you! For the very best in oral surgery and other services, don't hesitate to contact Goodove.

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    Betty S.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Jada M.

    My experience at Goodove Oral Surgery was a great one! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I have true confidence in Dr. Goodove and his staff that I was being well taken care of.

    Jennifer R. Avatar
    Jennifer R.
  • Thank you for making my daughter feel so comfortable for her first dental shot/surgery! You guys were awesome!!!

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    beverlee w.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    Angelique J. Avatar
    Angelique J.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous, I mean who wouldn’t be, but the procedure was super smooth. I think I was worried for nothing. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. If necessary, I will be coming back, I will not look any further.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    UPDATE: It’s been three days and I was worried when the anesthesia wore off I would experience excruciating pain, but I haven’t had any pain or soreness at all. The side of my face, where the tooth was extracted did swell up pretty huge (golfball size) , which was completely expected, but the swelling is now going down. I personally haven’t needed the pain medicine that were prescribed to me, which is amazing because I really do not enjoy taking pills of any sort unless I seriously have to. Dr. Z is amazing I really cannot stress that enough. Definitely one of the best. Pay attention to the reviews, they are not leading you astray.

    Angelique J. Avatar
    Angelique J.
  • My visit to Dr. Goodove was the best it could be under the circumstances. He preformed the same type of surgery on me several years ago and everything went very well. No problems and quick recovery.
    The office staff is very friendly and professional.
    I highly recommend this group.

    Anna S. Avatar
    Anna S.

    This was my second time visiting Goodove oral surgery and its always such a great experience! Very nice and professional atmosphere. If you’re looking for somewhere to get treated, this is the place!

    Kiara H. Avatar
    Kiara H.

    Best Dentist Experience I Have Ever Had In My Entire Life. I visited the suffolk office with dr. Green.Super Professional and quick removal of my four impacted wisdom teeth same day.Highly recommended if you are one of those ppl who are afraid of dental work. I Felt Super Comfortable . The entire staff was the best ! I initially wanted to go there so i could be sedated but they where so good i think I've overcame my fear of dental work. I cannot stress enough how great they where to me

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    angel b.
  • Very kind and did any incredible job. Very clear post op instructions. Awesome front desk staffing, and Dr. G did great, as well as the anesthesiologist! Thanks again!

    Summer W. Avatar
    Summer W.

    Excellent Doctor who explains what he is doing during procedure and gives encouragement. The whole staff was experienced and friendly. Highly recommend this Dentist

    Susan V. Avatar
    Susan V.

    Procedure was very smooth. The sugeon came in, numbed me up, and pulled my tooth out. It was so smooth I hadn't even realized that he had finished. The whole process maybe took 15 minutes. His assistant was the cherry on top. She explained everything to me and was clear on describing my issue as well as steps to take on after care. I will recommend this team for anyone.

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    Nathaniel H.
  • I have used Goodove Oral Surgery once before and both times I have been very satisfied with my care. My surgeon and his aides were very attentive and took good care of me. I had Dr. Zagursky and I highly recommend him to have any work done. They take good care of you at this practice.

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    Laurie G.

    I had a very wonderful experience at this office. Dr. Zagursky made sure that I was comfortable and explained everything that he was doing. Neketa went above and beyond. I would recommend this office to anyone that needs a procedure done.

    Hope J. Avatar
    Hope J.

    Very professional staff, and very helpful with all of my questions and concerns. Put off this surgery for years and finally found a place I trusted to do the wisdom teeth removal. Highly recommend!

    Paige B. Avatar
    Paige B.
  • Great visit; surgery went well; was in and out quickly. Wish I could have seen the surgeon afterwards--I had a couple questions which will have to wait till Monday so I can call the office and get the answers.

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    Carol A.

    Dr Goodove and his staff took extra care and time with My Special Needs Adult Daughter. Dr Goodove and his staff explained everything to her and restored her dental health. We are Thankful for Dr Goodove and his staff....They are Awesome !!! 😉

    Mignon C. Avatar
    Mignon C.

    Scott and Kelley were great. They explained everything that was going to happen. Gave me the right amount of Novocain so that I wouldn't feel any pain, but not so much so that my fell onto the floor. I don't like that either. His office has also helped me navigate the loss of my job and using Cobra to retain my insurance, and the coordination of my benefits. The only drawback is that there isn't handicapped parking near the door to his office.

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    Rebecca W.
  • Very pleased and satisfied with the great service for my oral surgery. Wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere!

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    Romero F.

    I am so glad I came to your office.I was in so much pain. I was very happy with the the ladies in this office.They were the best part of my visit.They were always very nice and always smiling.They were just fantastic. And the surgeon was excellent. And very nice and professional.Thank you all for the best service,ever. God Bless You all.

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    Edna C.

    The office took me quickly because I was in pain. They were so organized in the office. The doctors assistant was absolutely super. She was caring and so professional. Talked with me because I was scared and nervous. Can't say enough about her. Doctor did a good job and cared enough because I came such a long distance. No problems after surgery. Followed all directions for a good recovery.

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    Vuokko T.
  • Kind of a hassle with all the COVID 19 precautions, but I'm glad they try so hard to keep everyone safe. They do a great job easing the "white knuckle flight" that many of us experience in a dental chair. Procedure and options discussed at length at initial visit, and they actually listen to you as the patient. Procedure was painless. Post operative instructions were thorough. Don't know how it could be any better (other than not needing the service to begin with).

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    A G.

    My son had his wisdom teeth pulled by Goodove and from the 1st time we came into the office until his actual extraction appointment they we a true pleasure. They were funny and made you feel very comfortable. They did a great job with my son and were very informative from day one. They scheduled his appointment very quickly which I really appreciated cause I wanted the teeth out before school started. They truly made us feel very comfortable and that means a lot when it comes to caring for my son. True customer service.

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    Taneka M.

    Another wonderful surgery!! Two extractions, and my mouth feels 10 times better. It’s sore obviously, but not like what I was dealing with while they were in. I’ll take this pain over that pain any day of the week! Dr. Goodove and his staff are perfect!! I’m always nervous when it comes to anything to do with my teeth, but I trust them to no end! I would never go anywhere else! You want a surgeon that knows what he’s doing, come here! You want friendly and professional staff that embody a great surgeon, look no further, they have it all!! I could not be more happy to have found such a wonderful surgeon and affordable! Absolutely incredible people here!

    Thank you so much for helping me! See you next time!

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    Jordan B.
  • I have been here a few times to get a tooth pulled. Dr Goodove is amazing, each time has been pain free and the staff is great. They all make you feel comfortable and treat you as if you are family. I will always go here and highly recommend them. A big thanks to all there.

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    William J.

    Professional, fast!!!
    Highly recommend for any procedure.
    My sons wisdom (4) done there,mine wisdom teeth (3)+implant.....,no pain.
    Dr.Goodove has awesome team there,they are care.
    Thank you sooo much.
    Natalia P.

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    Natalia P.

    Amazing and prompt, safe, painless . Loved it! You get my vote. Highly Recommend.

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  • I highly recommend this place for your oral surgery procedures. Staff was friendly, and put you at ease. Made sure I was comfortable at all times, and put my nerves at ease. Surgeon was awesome! And Mrs Neketa was a great help from the time I went in the back, til I was done. Thank you so much for everything.

    Alnika C. Avatar
    Alnika C.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Doctor was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    Angelique J. Avatar
    Angelique J.

    I was afraid to have my wisdom tooth pull but the surgeon made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I really recommend this facility, everyone was very nice. Awesome!

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    Ona N.
  • Very good directon, very friendly

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    A G.

    I have been trying years to get my wisdom teeth out, but I’ve always been scared. I was referred to one dentist however he only provided numbing medicine and I wanted to be put to sleep. Also another kept giving me the run around. So eventually I was referred to Goodove. First visit was hard for me because I get anxiety so I had to reschedule and I didn’t think Dr. Berry understood that at first. Finally came back and was able to have a relaxing conversation with Dr. Berry. My appointment was yesterday and it was over in 30 minutes. I still had effects of the anesthesia up to 6 hours later, but it was a very pleasant and painless experience. Even post-op I was not in pain.

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    Whitney C.

    I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    A G.
  • A warm and friendly environment. The assistance to the surgeon were excellent at making me comfortable and distracted frm my nervousness and fear. The Surgeon was quite skilled at his job, making it a quick and painless process. Thanks Goodove!

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    Rickardo S.

    Dr. Zagursky and Jillian were absolutely wonderful! I felt so cared for during my implant procedure. Dr. Zagursky’s impeccable bedside manner is by far one of the best experiences I’ve had in both the medical and dental fields in Hampton Roads. Both Jillian and Dr. Zagusrky called me a few hours later to check up on my healing. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough and while I do not wish to need another implant in the future, this is where I would return. Thank you all!

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    Elizabeth M.

    They removed 3 of my wisdom teeth today, I got the gas option and it was well worth it. I live in Franklin and I drove all the way to the Virginia Beach location because of the reviews. I have HORRIBLE anxiety and I freaked out while he was numbing me and they helped calm me down and talked to me the whole time. They are very caring the nurse & the doctor! Im surprised because the doctors usually don’t care it’s always the nurses but this surgeon was AWESOME a huge thanks to y’all. I would recommend y’all to anyone! God bless!

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    Destiny C.
  • Check in was fast if you filled out the forms online before your appointment. Staff was friendly and i was called in the back within 5 minutes. Once in the room, consultation was quick and straight to the point. Dr Goodove explained everything. I was able to get an appointment the next day for surgery. It was all over within 20 minutes and i had no pain at all afterwards. Three days later and i have not taken any pain pills that was prescribed. Best experience ever. Definitely above 5 stars

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    camesha c.

    My daughter had her surgery this morning and the Doctor, Neketa, front desk staff, and back office staff were so amazing from the first visit. I would recommend going here for your oral care and dental implant needs. The office was clean and they are practicing safety. Thanks to you all for taking care of my daughter.

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    Tamesha T.

    Best experience ever...The surgeon showed he genuinely care about how I felt and pain management. His assistant Neketa was awesome she help me stay calm and let me know what was going on through out the whole surgery...Thank you

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  • My husband was experiencing severe pain and recently required emergency surgery to extract the remainder of a broken tooth. Dr. Green was able to promptly diagnose the issue and quickly work my husband in for an appointment. We were very pleased with the prompt service, professionalism, and care shown by Dr. Green and the staff while at the Chesapeake office.

    Suzanna K. Avatar
    Suzanna K.

    Very kind and did any incredible job. Very clear post op instructions. Awesome front desk staffing, and Dr. G did great, as well as the anesthesiologist! Thanks again!

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    A G.

    I was a little nervous because I don't like needles. But after that it was like sitting in your car while your getting your tires changed.. Some jurking and some sounds but completely painless!! Maybe it was the nitro that let me relax fully and no pain really made the difference.. And don't get me started on the staff. Amber!! Omg she was so informative and super easy to talk to. The rest of the staff were very polite as well. Thanks Goodove Oral Surgery!!

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    Amanda A.

After Wisdom Tooth Removal

 

The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully.

 

Immediately Following Surgery

 

  • The gauze pad placed over the surgical area should be kept in place for a half hour. After this time, the gauze pad should be removed and discarded.
  • Vigorous mouth rinsing or touching the wound area following surgery should be avoided. This may initiate bleeding by causing the blood clot that has formed to become dislodged.
  • Take the prescribed pain medications as soon as you begin to feel discomfort. This will usually coincide with the local anesthetic becoming diminished.
  • Restrict your activities the day of surgery and resume normal activity when you feel comfortable.
  • Place ice packs to the sides of your face where surgery was performed. Refer to the section on swelling for explanation.

 

Bleeding

 

A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is not uncommon. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by first rinsing or wiping any old clots from your mouth, then placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat if necessary. If bleeding continues, bite on a moistened tea bag for thirty minutes. The tannic acid in the tea bag helps to form a clot by contracting bleeding vessels. To minimize further bleeding, do not become excited, sit upright, and avoid exercise. If bleeding does not subside, call for further instructions.

 

Swelling

 

The swelling that is normally expected is usually proportional to the surgery involved. Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not uncommon. This is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair. The swelling will not become apparent until the day following surgery and will not reach its maximum until 2-3 days post-operatively. However, the swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Two baggies filled with ice, or ice packs should be applied to the sides of the face where surgery was performed. The ice packs should be left on continuously while you are awake. After 36 hours, ice has no beneficial effect. If swelling or jaw stiffness has persisted for several days, there is no cause for alarm. This is a normal reaction to surgery. Thirty-six hours following surgery, the application of moist heat to the sides of the face is beneficial in reducing the size of the swelling.

 

Pain

 

For moderate pain, one or two tablets of Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol may be taken every three to four hours or Ibuprofen, (Motrin or Advil) two-four 200 mg tablets may be taken every 3-4 hours.

For severe pain, take the tablets prescribed as directed. The prescribed pain medicine will make you groggy and will slow down your reflexes. Do not drive an automobile or work around machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Pain or discomfort following surgery should subside more and more every day. If pain persists, it may require attention and you should call the office.

 

Diet

 

After general anesthetic or I.V. sedation, liquids should be initially taken. Do not use straws. Drink from a glass. The sucking motion can cause more bleeding by dislodging the blood clot. You may eat anything soft by chewing away form the surgical sites. High calorie, high protein intake is very important. Refer to the section on suggested diet instructions at the end of the brochure. Nourishment should be taken regularly. You should prevent dehydration by taking fluids regularly. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days. You should compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. At least 5-6 glasses of liquid should be taken daily. Try not to miss a single meal. You will feel better, have more strength, less discomfort and heal faster if you continue to eat. Caution: If you suddenly sit up or stand from a lying position you may become dizzy. If you are lying down following surgery, make sure you sit for one minute before standing.

 

Keep the mouth clean

 

No rinsing of any kind should be performed until the day following surgery. You can brush your teeth the night of surgery but rinse gently. The day after surgery you should begin rinsing at least 5-6 times a day especially after eating with a cup of warm water mixed with a teaspoon of salt.

 

Discoloration

 

In some cases, discoloration of the skin follows swelling. The development of black, blue, green, or yellow discoloration is due to blood spreading beneath the tissues. This is a normal post-operative occurrence, which may occur 2-3 days post-operatively. Moist heat applied to the area may speed up the removal of the discoloration.

 

Antibiotics

 

If you have been placed on antibiotics, take the tablets or liquid as directed. Antibiotics will be given to help prevent infection. Discontinue antibiotic use in the event of a rash or other unfavorable reaction. Call the office if you have any questions.

 

Nausea and Vomiting

 

In the event of nausea and/or vomiting following surgery, do not take anything by mouth for at least an hour including the prescribed medicine. You should then sip on coke, tea or ginger ale. You should sip slowly over a fifteen-minute period. When the nausea subsides you can begin taking solid foods and the prescribed medicine.

 

Other Complications

 

  • If numbness of the lip, chin, or tongue occurs there is no cause for alarm. As stated before surgery, this is usually temporary in nature. You should be aware that if your lip or tongue is numb, you could bite it and not feel the sensation. So be careful. Call our clinical team members if you have any questions.
  • Slight elevation of temperature immediately following surgery is not uncommon. If the temperature persists, notify the office. Tylenol or ibuprofen should be taken to reduce the fever.
  • You should be careful going from the lying down position to standing. You were not able to eat or drink prior to surgery. It was also difficult to take fluids. Taking pain medications can make you dizzy. You could get light headed when you stand up suddenly. Before standing up, you should sit for one minute then get up.
  • Occasionally, patients may feel hard projections in the mouth with their tongue. They are not roots, they are the bony walls which supported the tooth. These projections usually smooth out spontaneously. If not, they can be removed by our doctors.
  • If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry out and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with an ointment such as vaseline.
  • Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles get swollen. The normal act of swallowing can then become painful. This will subside in 2-3 days.
  • Stiffness (Trimus) of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days following surgery. This is a normal post-operative event which will resolve in time.

 

Finally

 

Sutures are placed the area of surgery to minimize post-operative bleeding and to help healing. Sometimes they become dislodged, this is no cause for alarm. Just remove the suture form your mouth and discard it. The sutures will be removed approximately one week after surgery. The removal of sutures requires no anesthesia or needles. It takes only a minute or so, and there is no discomfort associated with this procedure. So its really nothing to worry about.

 

The pain and swelling should subside more and more each day following surgery. If your post-operative pain or swelling worsens or unusual symptoms occur call my office for instructions.

 

There will be a cavity where the tooth was removed. The cavity will gradually over the next month fill in with the new tissue. In the mean time, the area should be kept clean especially after meals with salt water rinses or a toothbrush.

 

Your case is individual, no two mouths are alike. Do not accept well intended advice from friends. Discuss your problem with the persons best able to effectively help you: Drs. Goodove and Berry, or your family dentist.

 

Brushing your teeth is okay – just be gentle at the surgical sites.

A dry socket is when the blood clot gets dislodged prematurely from the tooth socket. Symptoms of pain at the surgical site and even pain to the ear may occur 2-3 days following surgery. Call the office if this occurs.

If you are involved in regular exercise, be aware that your normal nourishment intake is reduced. Exercise may weaken you. If you get light headed, stop exercising.

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