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How Long Does It Take to Recover from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?


Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman relaxing after surgery done at Lehigh Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Allentown, PAIf you get an oral complication beyond what your dentist can handle, you need an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) to restore your oral health and smile. When these procedures are more complex, there will be different recovery timelines. We are here to help you know how long it will take you to recover from each.

Bone Grafts


Bone grafting adds bone density and volume to the jaw to increase the success rates of dental implants. This procedure takes about an hour to complete, and recovery will take several weeks, during which the patient should consume soft foods.

Tooth Extraction


Complex tooth extractions involving the wisdom teeth will require intervention by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The procedure involves anesthesia and will correct dental issues such as infection, crowding, injury, and decay. Recovery will take one to two weeks.

Dental Implants


Dental implants comprise titanium roots inserted into the jawbone to support a bridge, crown, or denture. The first phase of the procedure includes inserting the implant into the jawbone and allowing healing for a few months. After recovery, you will undergo the second phase, including the abutment insertion.

Cleft Lip Surgery


A cleft lip is a congenital disability that occurs due to failure by the lip-forming tissues to fuse correctly during fetal development, causing an opening in the upper lip. Your OMS will recommend cleft lip surgery for children between three and six months old, and the entire procedure will take up to two hours. Recovery from a cleft lip surgery will take around one month, and the child can resume everyday life.

Get the Relief You Need


The recovery period from an OMS depends on the procedure type and how well you take care of yourself. Now that you know how long it will take you to heal after oral surgery for planning purposes, contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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