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Average Recovery Time for Oral Surgery Torrance, CA

Average Recovery Time for Oral Surgery

Dental Professionals Torrance CA

Planning an oral surgery means adjusting your schedule, giving yourself plenty of time to recover, and even taking time off from work or school at times. What should you usually expect when it comes to down time and recovery following dental surgeries such as wisdom tooth removal or dental implant placement?

Take it Easy the First Day

Every oral surgery appointment will involve some local anesthetic medication to numb your mouth. Most anesthetic takes at least a few hours to wear off. You don’t want to eat anything too hot or bite down on your lips/cheeks unexpectedly. It’s best to stick to a soft diet at the beginning.

Recovery Ranges from a Few Days to a Couple of Weeks

Major oral surgeries such as wisdom tooth removal can take 10-14 days before you’re completely recovered. But something like a dental implant placement may only leave you with tender gums for a day or two. Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center will give you a realistic timeline to expect, prior to scheduling the actual procedure. Each situation is extremely different.

Managing Post-Surgical Discomfort

Advanced technology and minimally invasive techniques help you enjoy the most comfortable oral surgery experience possible. You may only need something like ibuprofen and a cold compress to minimize inflammation and help you get back on your feet. But if you’re more sore or nauseous (due to general anesthesia) we can also send you home with a prescription for stronger medications to have on hand if you need them. The top priority is to minimize inflammation/swelling, as it’s the most common cause of post-surgical discomfort.

Your Comfort is Important to Us

Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center is committed to ensuring a positive experience for each of our patients. Call us today!

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.