Project Description

Phoenix Oral Surgery

A number of conditions may require oral surgery.

These include the removal of unwanted and impacted teeth, setting an implant, lesion removal, cleft palate repair, and sleep apnea procedures to remove excess tissue. Oral surgery can be a painless process especially with modern technology.

Extraction Process

Local anesthetic will be used to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area. Pressure, but no pain, is felt during the extraction, which is caused by firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. Sometimes it is necessary for the tooth to come out in a few pieces. The dentist will use a dental hand piece to section the tooth.

Tooth extractions are the most common reason for oral surgery for the following reasons:

  • Severe Tooth Decay

  • Advanced Periodontal Disease
  • Cracked or Broken Teeth
  • Impaction
  • Orthodontic Reasons

If you experience pain, you might use non-prescription pain relief medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Dry socket is when a blood clot fails to form in the socket where the tooth has been extracted or the clot has been dislodged and the healing is significantly delayed. Following the post extraction instructions will reduce the chances of developing a dry socket. Dry sockets manifest themselves as a dull throbbing pain that doesn’t appear until three to four days after the extraction. The pain can be moderate to severe and radiate from the extraction area. Dry socket may cause a bad taste or bad breath and the extraction site appears dry. Dr. Herro or Dr. Santoro will apply a medicated dressing to the dry socket to soothe the pain.

  • Some bleeding is normal and expected. A blood clot forms in the tooth socket. It is important that this clot is not dislodged.
  • Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the extraction.
  • Avoid use of a straw, smoking or drinking hot liquids.

If swelling occurs, you can place ice on your face for 10 minutes and off for 20 minutes. Repeat this cycle as you feel necessary for up to 24 hours.

After a tooth has been extracted, there will be a resulting hole in your jawbone where the tooth was. In time, this will smooth and fill in with bone. This process can take many weeks or months. However after 1- 2 weeks you should no longer notice any inconvenience.

If you have any oral surgery needs, contact Dental on Central today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

PHOENIX

  • +602.266.1776

  • 5133 N. Central Ave.
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

OFFICE HOURS

Monday8:00am -3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 1:00pm
  • Dental on Central Tatum Point
    is now
    Scottsdale Dental Studio.
    New location is
    5425 E Bell Road #101,
    Scottsdale , AZ 85254
  • +(602) 507-6155

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MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our multidisciplinary approach to dentistry provides multiple doctors, of varying fields of expertise, to all of our patients, under one roof.

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Joseph Santoro DDS
Joseph Santoro, D.D.S., a graduate of Colorado School of Dentistry, completed an internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellowship in Oral Implantology at the University of Miami ‚ Jackson Memorial Hospital where his training included implant placement, bone grafting, sinus elevation, soft tissue techniques as well as all types of implant based restorations. Furthermore, Dr. Santoro studied Sedation and Anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey. As one of just a handful of fellowship trained implant surgeons in the country, Dr. Santoro has dedicated his career to the pursuit of excellence in implant surgery and bone regeneration.
Dr. Santoro is a regional and national designated lecturer for MIS Implants. He holds professional memberships with The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and The Academy of Osseointegration and is an active volunteer at the CASS dental clinic
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OUR PATIENTS SAY

I was a little embarrassed that I had not been to a dentist in quite a while but the staff made me feel very comfortable. Tammie, the dental hygienist, did an awesome job was very thorough and gentle. I will be going back for teeth whitening and look forward to regular visits. I also took my 6 year old daughter and they did a great job making her feel comfortable.

Jeffery F.

I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Dental on Central including Dr. Herro and his staff. After several not so good experiences I was somewhat discouraged with dentists. However since my first visit to Dental on Central I have felt very welcomed and have experienced nothing but professionalism and top notch dental care. I have been so impressed with Dr. Herro and his staff that I have referred many of my friends as well. In addition I actually look forward to my next visit!

Harris J.

I’m been a patient for a couple years and won’t go anywhere else. Dr. Herro mannerism has changed the way I feel about going to the dentist. And…he’s great with kids! Kudos!

Brenda S.

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