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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff was so polite and caring, Dr. Carpenter was very one on one with me and explained what was happening in my mouth and his recommendations were understandable and to the point.
Kathleen M.
Great customer service! Super friendly and I was seen in a timely fashion. I would pay out of pocket if I ever had to just to come back! :)
Brittany R.
We were called on time of our appt…also we didn’t have to wait we were out of the office in a timely fashion
Tristen S.
My kids have been going there for years and I’m always satisfied with their services
Chimeregee11188
Dr. Erickson and Tamika have amazing bed side manor. I have insanely high anxiety and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled and 2 fillings. It was painless and pleasant having those two by my side to […]
Miranda K.
They are nice and gentle
Donna T.
Quick service and durring the removel i felt nothing.
Scott R.
Good care, helpful staff
Maya T.
They are just a great office and take good care of you.
Sandra O.
Service was excellent , seen in a timely manner and staff were so professional and nice… would definitely recommend to others.
Shaye S.
I love this place, they are so patient and kind.
Sarah W.
The hygienist was great! My teeth felt very clean.
Lyric B.
April is very gentle gets the job done right
Derrick K.
I’ve never actually felt like I had a family dentist until we started coming here three years ago. They are great with my girls and make sure I know exactly what our insurance covers. […]
Dana T.
Very pleasant people. They make sure you are comfortable.
Jessica B.
Dr Carpenter and his assistants are the best. Im a big big cry baby due to childhood dentist horror and they took care of me. Thanks everyone on today’s visit, Marilyn too!
Antionice H.
My experience with ashley and Dr gatari was awesome and don’t have anything bad to say.i had a extraction done without any pain in my mouth and my wallet.thanks all of you and see you soon.
Tim E.
I love this place , they have great customer service and April is so awesome,and Ashley , Lindsay is great , Renee , Tammy , Arron, I love this team. Yeah baby .
Kisha V.
April was very friendly. Great experience
Ahmoni W.
April is always so through in the cleaning of my teeth. She does an excellent job st keeping my teeth in good condition. om glad she’s back!!!!
Pat M.
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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