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Oral Surgery FAQs – Orlando Oral Surgeon

Orlando Oral Surgeon Ronald Trevisani Answers Frequently Asked Questions

What does an oral and maxillofacial surgeon do?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities of the head, neck, face, mouth and jaws. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can treat facial pain, fix an overbite, resolve deformities of the jaw or mouth, remove wisdom teeth and perform facial reconstructive surgery. Another procedure that oral surgeons often perform is the placement of dental implants (artificial tooth roots).

What qualifies Dr. Trevisani to perform my oral surgery?

Dr. Trevisani is a leading oral surgeon in Orlando. He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which is recognized by the American Dental Association. To become board-certified, Dr. Trevisani was required to graduate from an accredited dental school and complete a residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also had to pass oral and written examinations. To expand his area of expertise, Dr. Trevisani also completed fellowship training in cosmetic facial surgery.

Currently, Dr. Trevisani belongs to several respected oral and maxillofacial surgery associations, such as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His membership helps him stay up-to-date on the latest surgical techniques, technologies and best practices. Dr. Trevisani also seeks continuing education to stay current in his field.

Is oral surgery painful?

Oral surgery should not be a painful or scary experience. Dr. Trevisani will take every measure to ensure that you are not in pain while you are under his care. Medications will be administered to prevent you from feeling any sort of discomfort during surgery. Post-operative discomfort should be minimal and easily relieved with oral pain medication.

Will my insurance cover my oral surgery?

Insurance policies can vary widely. Depending on your insurance provider and particular plan, as well as the type of oral surgery that you have, you may be eligible for partial or full coverage. Dr. Trevisani’s team is happy to answer general insurance questions for you and determine whether he accepts your insurance. A team member can also help you file a claim for your procedure.

Will I be able to drive myself home after surgery?

If you have received sedation medications, you will need to have someone pick you up from surgery and drive you home. You will not be able to drive for the rest of the day. If you receive local anesthesia (e.g., Novocaine), you will be able to drive after your surgery.

What does oral surgery recovery entail?

Recovery from oral surgery varies by individual, but in general, you may feel out-of-it for a few days after surgery. You will need to initially follow a soft foods-only diet, so it’s a good idea to stock up on soups, Jell-O, ice cream, pudding, yogurt and similar foods.

It is crucial to refrain from smoking for approximately one week after your procedure. You will also need to avoid any vigorous physical activities for 10 to 14 days after surgery.

Most patients recover from oral surgery without any complications. In very rare cases, some patients have prolonged pain, which signals a post-operative infection and requires Dr. Trevisani’s attention.

Will I have sutures?

Depending on your procedure, Dr. Trevisani may place sutures in your mouth. These may be self-dissolving and start to resorb within two to three days. If they are not self-dissolving, Dr. Trevisani will ask you to return to the office several days after your procedure so he can remove them. This is not painful or invasive.

You can trust Dr. Trevisani’s experience, training and skill for all of your oral surgery needs. Please contact him today to schedule a consultation at his Orlando oral surgery practice.