Do I need a referral from a dentist for an appointment?
In situations where a patient is unable to see a general dentist in a timely manner Dr. Lee will be happy to evaluate and treat him/her.
I am very nervous before about my procedure is this normal and what can be done about this?
Going to the dentist/oral surgeon is very stressful for many patients. Dr. Lee and his staff are experts at managing nervous or apprehensive patients. You will be treated with kindness, compassion and respect with regard to your fears. We also offer sedation and general anesthesia for patients with severe fear.
Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?
Healthy patients can be safely put to sleep or be sedated for oral surgery. In situations where the patient is medically compromised, it may be more appropriate to perform the procedure in a hospital setting.
Do I need to have a consultation before my surgery?
Yes, Dr. Lee requires a consultation for every patient to review medical history, discuss medications, ensure that the surgery is safe to perform, and assign codes for insurance billing purposes.
Do you accept insurance?
Dr. Lee accepts most insurance plans. We would like to make your procedure affordable for you, and will process your insurance claims for you. In some surgical cases, you may be able to use both medical and dental insurance. Our team will help you maximize these benefits.
Do you have payment plans?
Yes, you may make payments through our partnership with CareCredit. CareCredit allows you to make monthly payments free of interest charges if your balance is paid off on schedule.
What is your payment policy?
Payment in full is requested at the time services are rendered. If you have insurance benefits, payment in full, less your insurance estimated payment, will be collected at the time of services rendered.
Is it normal to have pain after oral surgery?
Mild to moderate discomfort is expected after oral surgery. The best pain relief is achieved by alternating a narcotic/Tylenol combination and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen) every three hours. Pain that increases after 3-4 days could be a sign of Infection or other complication, please notify Dr. Lee immediately if this occurs.
Is bleeding normal after oral surgery?
Yes, a small amount of bleeding is to be expected after oral surgery. Light constant pressure on moist gauze for 30-45 minutes is the best way to stop bleeding at home. You may also have blood in your saliva for a few days following the surgery. Notify Dr. Lee if you experience constant, brisk bleeding that pools in the mouth.
When may I return to work and resume normal activities?
For simple extractions, you may resume normal activities within a day or two. More involved oral surgery procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, may require 2-5 days of limited activity.