Charlotte Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery offers expert preventative, reconstructive, and emergency oral and maxillofacial surgery for the teeth, mouth, jaws, and facial structures. Whether you are in need of surgery to correct misaligned jaws, for the placement of dental implants, or for the removal of wisdom teeth, Dr. Marashi strives to provide the optimal outcome for every patient.
What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty that addresses any surgery relating to the mouth, jaw, face and neck area. Oral and facial surgeries can be restorative, improving or restoring functionality, or they can be cosmetic.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeries are performed by oral surgeons, doctors that receive an extra 4-6 years of schooling in a hospital residency program to learn how to successfully operate on the hard and soft tissues in the oral and maxillofacial regions.
At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we care about the patient experience, believing that everyone who enters our offices deserves to be cared for like family. In addition to our patient-centric approach, we also have over 20 years of experience treating the greater Charlotte area.
As a patient, you can expect our friendly team to guide you through the entire surgical process from start to finish. This includes working with you to navigate insurance and payment options, building a custom treatment plan uniquely for you, and checking up on you after your surgery to make sure you're ok. We are available to our patients 24/7, believing that it's our job to be there whenever our patients need us.
Oral Surgery & Facial Surgery Services in Charlotte
Dr. Marashi and the highly skilled staff at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery want to provide you the highest level of care possible in their state-of-the-art oral surgical facilities by bringing a unique mixture of experience, safety, modern technology, and compassionate care to their practice.
What to Expect During Oral Surgery
To ensure that patients are comfortable and safe during their treatment, all procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center. To ease any pain or anxiety during your procedure, both IV sedation and general anesthesia are available for your maximum comfort during surgery.
How to Prepare for Oral Surgery
Before your oral surgery in Charlotte, our team will call you to review any steps you need to take. For example, all sedations require that you do not eat or drink anything 8 hours before your oral surgery procedure. Other tips to prepare for surgery include:
How Much Does Oral Surgery Cost in Charlotte?
The cost of your Charlotte oral surgery will largely depend on the surgery itself, as well as other factors, like your medical history or medical needs requiring additional steps or procedures.
Luckily, our staff at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery will take the time to review your surgery costs with you well beforehand, helping you review and explore all of your financial options, including insurance coverage and payment plans.
Charlotte Oral Surgery FAQs
What foods can I eat after oral surgery?
Your oral surgeon will review with you what food you can eat, and when you can eat them, after surgery. However, generally, soft foods at room temperature are best. You do not want to eat anything hard or chewy and no foods through a straw.
How long does it take to feel better after oral surgery?
Your recovery time will depend on the surgery itself, but generally, it can take anywhere from 48-72 hours for patients to return to their normal routines after oral surgery. After that, a patient should heal from surgery in about 2-4 weeks.
How do I know when I need oral surgery?
If you are having persistent problems or pain with your teeth, gums, jaw or face, it may be time to see an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons know how to treat both the surface issue as well as any foundational issues that may be related to or caused by the initial problem.
Do I need a referral to see an oral surgeon?
While you do not need a referral to see an oral surgeon, some insurance companies will not cover oral surgery procedures without a referral from your doctor or dentist. It is not uncommon for dentists to make referrals to oral surgeons when their patients need more advanced levels of care.
Is oral surgery covered by dental or medical insurance?
Yes, some oral surgeries, or at least a portion of the surgery, are covered by dental or medical insurance. However, the type of service covered and the amount covered can vary depending on the specific plan. The team at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery can help you navigate your dental coverage and find the best payment plan for your treatment.