Oral & Cosmetic Surgery FAQ

Sacramento Surgical Arts FAQDuring our years of experience, we here at Sacramento Surgical Arts, PC have received numerous questions regarding our practice and our services. Our Sacramento and Yuba–Sutter area cosmetic and oral surgery procedures are designed with the individual needs of each patient in mind. As part of our commitment to our patients, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions and provided the answers below. We hope that this helps you understand the procedures and what to expect when you come into our practice. If you have any further questions you don’t see on our FAQ, please contact us today.

What happens during my consultation?

A consultation and evaluation is performed prior to surgery to discuss all your treatment options, and health history, risks and benefits associated with treatment with the doctor. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. Our financial coordinator will also meet with you to review your financial options.

Do you take insurance?

At the end of your consultation, our financial coordinator will discuss your insurance plan in detail. She will contact your insurance company to determine if your procedure will be covered. You may also be offered various financial options that you can view here.

How long is the recovery time?

The recovery time varies based on your individual health, as well as the type of procedure you receive.

Can I eat normally after oral surgery?

Every person reacts differently. We recommend starting off with eating softer foods that don’t require you to chew too much. We will provide you with detailed Post-Operative instructions following surgery.

What are your payment options?

You can pay with checks, cash, major credit cards, Lending Club, and CareCredit.

How long does wisdom teeth removal take?

It depends on the complexity of the procedure, but most cases are scheduled for 45 minutes to one hour.

Do dental implants last a long time?

In healthy patients, dental implants can have a success rate up to 96% and last a lifetime with proper hygiene.

Can I drive myself following my procedure?

You can drive yourself home after surgery unless you have had Oral, IV Sedation, or General Anesthesia.

Are any medications necessary?

The need for medication is based on each situation. Most often, though, you will probably receive some form of antibiotics to prevent infection, and pain medication.

What happens if I have a dry socket?

You may experience a high level of pain if you experience a dry socket (dissolution of a blood clot, leaving bone exposed. Please call the office right away if you think you have a dry socket.

Does the dental implant procedure hurt?

Most patients only experience minimal discomfort after dental implant placement.

Call 866.930.5837 today to schedule your appointment.