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How Long Do Oral Surgery Procedures Take?
Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. Michael Allard
If you require oral surgery in the near future, you may be wondering how long your procedure may take. The length of your oral surgery will generally vary depending on the type of procedure it is. Let's look at some of the most common types of oral surgery and how long each one typically takes.
How Long Does an Oral Surgery Procedure Take
The common popular oral surgery types and the length of procedure are shown below.
Dental implants - Dental implant procedures typically take 1 to 2 hours for each implant. However, this is only for the first stage in which the implant is added. You will need to wait for four to six months before the next stage where the abutment is placed onto the implant.
Tooth Extraction - Tooth extractions can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to perform. Simple tooth extractions where the tooth is fully visible and unbroken take less time than surgical extractions. Surgical extractions are performed when the tooth has not yet fully erupted from the gum line, or is broken.
Jaw Realignment - Jaw realignment or orthognathic surgery require more time than other oral surgery procedures. It takes some time to put patients under general anesthesia for this procedure, so the entire procedure may take 1 to 3 hours to perform.
How Long Will My Oral Surgery Procedure Take?
The procedure lengths mentioned above are averages for each procedure. The actual procedure length may vary on an individual basis. If your oral surgery requires special care or is more complicated than routine procedures, it may take longer than you expect.
If you would like a more accurate estimation for how long your oral surgery procedure will take, please get in touch with Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Michael Allard or Dr. Allard can assess your case individually and inform you about the surgery length. Please call us at (623) 738-2564 to schedule an appointment with us.