Surgical Instructions

Surgical Instructions 2017-12-06T19:40:30+00:00

For 15 years, St. Luke’s Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been providing families with affordable, quality oral healthcare. Our oral and maxillofacial surgery centers are focused on the Lehigh Valley, Saucon Valley and surrounding northeastern Pennsylvania region. We provide the best diagnosis and treatment, with a personal touch. 

Below are overviews of surgical instructions to help patients navigate to the surgical information they seek. Not finding what you’re looking for? Our staff is always happy to aid and inform our patients any way we can and can be reached at 610-865-8077.

Preparing for Oral Surgery in Pennsylvania

In order to improve the experience of your oral surgery procedure, St. Luke’s OMS has set forth a guide of steps each patient should take prior to his or her appointment. This includes suggestions for avoiding food and drink consumption, smoking, post-surgery vehicle operation, recommended attire for surgery and more. Read more …

Care After Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants are one of the most life-changing decisions a person can make for oral function and appearance. While the surgery is performed regularly by our surgeons with great success, properly caring for your implants immediately after surgery is important for both the implant and your oral health. Read more …

Wisdom Tooth Removal Aftercare

As we reach adulthood, our mouths develop 32 teeth, despite being able to hold only 28 on average. Consequently, our wisdom teeth often require removal to avoid damaging other teeth and our bone structure. After wisdom teeth are removed, you’ll need to adhere to the following instructions to promote proper healing. Read more …

Aftercare for Exposing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth is impacted, they have become stuck within the bone from which they are erupting. While this most often happens to wisdom teeth, it may also happen to the cuspids in the front of the mouth. If you have an impacted cuspid tooth, surgery-aided exposure may promote their eruption and allow proper positioning. Here is what to expect when you have impacted teeth exposed. Read more …

Caring for Your Mouth After One or More Teeth Have Been Extracted

Modern dentistry now allows teeth to stay at their optimal health for a lifetime. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Sometimes due to tooth decay, facial trauma, teeth overcrowding, periodontal disease or other circumstances, the best solution for your oral health is one or more teeth to be pulled. Learn more about ensuring post-surgery health here, for Single Tooth Extraction or Multiple Tooth Extractions.