Why do I need a consultation, why can’t I have my extraction at the same visit?

A consultation is required to review your medical history, discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure, and review the aesthetic options. There is not a “one size fits all” diagnosis. Each person arrives at our office with different needs. Our office wants to provide the right treatment for each individual.

When do the stitches come out?

The sutures are dissolving. They will usually soften and fall out in 7-10 days. If you have any concerns, you can always contact the office to schedule an appointment to check the treatment site.

What can I eat?

Immediately following the surgery, start with clear fluids and slowly work up to soft foods by the end of the first day. A soft diet should be continued for about 7 days post surgery unless otherwise recommended by Dr. Aidelbaum. Please avoid peanuts, popcorn, rice and seeds (even on bread or other baked goods) for 1 month following the surgery. Please avoid nuts, popcorn, rice and seeds (even on bread or other baked goods) for 1 month following the surgery.

What is a responsible adult?

After sedation, your judgement is impaired for a period of 24 hours. Because of this, for your own safety, we ask that you have an adult accompany you to the office and then to your home after surgery.

What is a soft diet?

A soft diet is defined as food items that are easy to eat and do not require chewing. A soft diet can include many foods if they are mashed, pureed, combined with sauce or gravy, or cooked in soups, stews, chilli, or curries.

What is a dry socket?

A dry socket is delayed healing that causes the clot in an extraction site to be displaced. This results in exposed bone that can increase the healing period and cause an increase in pain. Smoking can increase the risk of developing a dry socket and it is strongly suggested that you refrain from smoking for 7 days after surgery. We also recommend not using straws since they are known to contribute to dry sockets.