Dr. Ben Lambeth, DDS & Dr. Megumi Lambeth, DDS

310 East Main St., Suite 335 | Carrboro, NC 27510

Important information regarding COVID-19

Oral Surgery in Carrboro, NC

While oral surgery is never a favorite dental treatment for patients, it can be necessary for a patient to restore their oral health and the functionality of their smile. Whether you believe you may need a surgical procedure or you’re not sure what your smile needs, our team would be happy to help you. Feel free to give our front office a call or send us a message through our virtual contact form, and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.

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What treatments are considered oral surgery?

Root canal therapy is considered a type of oral surgery, as a hole is created in the top of the tooth so that the inside can be accessed. Dental extractions are a more invasive type of oral surgery, as the tooth is completely removed. Our office can also place dental implants, which involves making a small incision in the gums and creating a hole in the jawbone where the implant is placed. Since oral surgery is much more involved than other treatments, we only recommend oral surgery if we believe it is the absolute best option for the patient.


What methods of dental sedation are available?

Patients undergoing oral surgery will always receive a local anesthetic, which will completely numb their teeth and gums for the duration of the procedure. In addition to the anesthetic, patients can also choose between receiving nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation if they want dental sedation. Nitrous oxide involves breathing in a mixture of gases to be put into a calm state of mind, and it wears off within a few minutes of breathing normal air. Oral conscious sedation makes patients very groggy and less aware of what’s going on, but it may take up to a few hours to wear off.

How long will it take to recover after my procedure?

It depends on your unique treatment plan and the services that you will be receiving. In general, however, patients who receive oral surgery should not expect to return to their daily routine right away, as they will need at least the rest of the day to rest and recover. Our team will provide you with a list of detailed instructions to follow after your treatment is complete, and if you have any questions or concerns for our team at any time, you are welcome and encouraged to reach out and ask.


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