If you’ve been told by your dentist that you need to have a tooth extracted, you might wonder what the next step is. How do you see an oral surgeon, what happens when you do, and how long will it take?
The first step is to contact our scheduling team to set up a consultation. You can request your consultation here, or you can call us at 828-687-0872. Our scheduling team will find a time that is best for your consultation. If you have had recent x-rays taken by your dentist, the first consultation can take place virtually. If you do not have recent x-rays, your consultation will need to happen in-person at our office in order for x-rays to be taken. These x-rays are essential for your oral surgeon to confirm or diagnose the problem and plan the extraction.
At this consultation we will also ask you to share your post-surgery goals. We’ll preform a complimentary benefits check, go through cost and financing, discuss the recommended treatment, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Once you are prepared to move forward with surgery, your oral surgery assistant will set up a day and time for the procedure that works with your schedule. We will provide you with pre-op instructions, and make sure you feel secure and prepared for the procedure and post-procedure.
Surgery will take place in a private surgical suite at our Asheville office, 1915 Hendersonville Road. All surgery plans are designed with your care in mind and under the appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. This may be local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or intravenous sedation.