Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

When Oral Surgery Is the Only Option

Did you know that oral surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States? See when oral surgery is the right treatment for you.

The Dentist’s Demand for Oral Surgeons

While your dentist in Westland will handle simple dental procedures, there are times when simple treatments are just not enough to repair your more serious or specialized needs. These cases demand the surgical solutions that only oral surgery can provide. When this happens, your dentist in Westland will refer you to oral surgeons in your area who can treat your specific needs.

The Need for Oral Surgery

There are many different reasons why your dentist in Westland would send you to oral surgeons for care. Since some of these procedures can be costly, most oral surgeons offer special payment options to make oral surgery an affordable dental care option. Oral surgery is usually required if you experience any of these issues:

  • Complications from simple tooth extractions
  • Serious damage to face or jaw due to trauma, injury, or accident
  • Decayed or worn-down teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Removing teeth with long-curved roots
  • Taking out teeth surrounded by extremely dense bone

Help with Healing after Oral Surgery

After any oral surgery, you will receive detailed instructions for recovery and follow-up. It’s important to closely follow these directions to help you heal properly. Some general guidelines for recovering from oral surgery include:

  • Avoiding too much talking, eating, and drinking for two hours after the procedure
  • Easing back into eating by only having clear liquids and very soft foods for the first 24 hours after surgery
  • Drinking plenty of cold or lukewarm liquids once any bleeding stops
  • Not brushing or rinsing your teeth for around 12 hours after surgery, and then being careful to avoid the surgical area once you’re able to brush again
  • Following your oral surgeon’s instructions for any prescribed pain medications
  • Calling your oral surgeon or dentist immediately if you experience persistent pain or bleeding

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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I was very nervous going in as my teeth were in very poor status; however, Dr. Carpenter and his staff were extremely patient and reassuring along […]
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Very professional,friendly. Excellent work thank you!
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I was very pleased with the care, concern and professionalism of the staff. I have referred 2 other people since became a patient.
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Atmosphere was very pleasant
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I am beyond pleased with the services I received from all of you. I have been mistreated and brushed off by a lot of dentist and you guys took me in […]
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Gary T.
The staff and Dr. B are the best!!!! Always kind and courteous!! Also prompt with getting things done!
Ta'kyla R.
The dental hygienists did an excellent job on my teeth.
Dianna E.
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Everyone was very nice, I had a short wait time, and Dr. B was awesome. They provided me with good information and medications. I feel good tody.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (734) 329-5284
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