Oral Surgery FAQs
Answers from Oral Surgeon Dr. Won
They are referring to orthognathic jaw surgery. Chances are he has skeletal misalignment of jaw and teeth. Moving teeth alone won’t correct the overall issues. Long term he will have better result by addressing both skeletal and dental issues. So yes. I do recommend jaw surgery.
It is not completely benign surgery. However consolidation rates are low. Compromising integrity of jaw could be an complication but highly unlikely.
Most common cause of dental infection is decay of tooth or abscess of tooth and surrounding bone. Usually it starts with dental decay which leads to devitalization of tooth, then finally abscess that spreads to bone and beyond.
Each stage has different prognosis. Dental infection can be reversed with prompt visit to a dentist. Small decay (cavity) can be treated with simple filling. However, if the decay is large and approaches the nerve canal, you would have choice to make. Root canal (devitalization) vs extraction to resolve the infection.
Once tooth is no longer vital, and infection spread to bone, then the best course is extraction. Dead tooth will always get infected. It’s just matter of time. Longer you wait, larger the infection will take up space and less likely to recover quickly.
To answer your question, how long it will take to resolve infection is all depend on what stage you are in this timeline.
I would recommend to visit dentist and have a radiograph taken for proper diagnosis.
I hope this was helpful!
There are three level of pain relief. Mild Moderate and severe. For relief of mild pain Advil and Tylenol is recommended.
Moderate pain relief tramadol is essentially only choice.
For severe pain narcotics are indicated. Such as Vicodin, Percocet, morphine etc.
Pain perception is subjective. If you feel your pain is moderate level Tramadol will work for you.
Hope this information was helpful.
as a surgeon, this is something i feel passionate about answering. surgical residency training is rigorous and unfriendly. for the most part, you get the feeling that they want you to quit. some do. but ones that didn’t quit, we stayed because we really enjoy what we do. its rewarding. one of my mentor is almost 90 years old and he’s still around the hospital working what he can. he just loves it. and yes being a surgeon comes with crappy hours. you just accept it as for what it is. it comes in a package deal.
so to answer your question, i have been practicing for a while and i have yet to meet anyone quit. maybe if i practice longer i’ll run into someone.
my point is, by the time you become a surgeon, it’s unlikely that long hours will make you quit.
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Underwent a procedure to remove impacted wisdom teeth. Everyone at the clinic was very friendly and followed up through text and calls. I felt very well taken care of and had a great experience!
I had a wonderful experience with everyone in this office, from the receptionist who answered all my questions on the phone and scheduled my appointment, Anna, Ashley, Nancy the nurse, Michael and Dustin, and of course Doctor Won did a fabulous job. I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed and everyone I knew was telling me how much pain I was going to be in. The whole procedure took 20 minutes. I followed all of the doctor’s instructions and didn’t really feel anything more than mild discomfort. I was back to work the very next day, I had no swelling and felt pretty good , it was the best overall outcome! I would definitely recommend POMS!
POMS is an amazing place!! Dr. Won did both of my daughters oral surgery and they had an amazing experience. No pain no problems. The staff there are very very nice!! It’s a very relaxing place. Highly recommended!!! Dr. Won and his staff are the best.
Dr. Won and his staff were professional and informative. Everyone took the time to explain the procedure, what to expect after and made sure my daughter felt comfortable with the process. We had a question about her medication after the procedure and Dr. Won took time out of his weekend to respond promptly. He is fantastic! Highly recommend.
POMS is outstanding for dental implants. From first consultation to surgery, Dr. Won and his staff were top notch. All of my normal fears and concerns were addressed and not once did I feel belittled or condemned for having poor oral health. We make a plan to get me back to 100%. My dental implant surgery was amazing. Minimal swelling and the healing was better than I’ve ever experienced. Thanks again Dr Won!
The staff at POMS is knowledge and caring, and the facility is extremely clean and beautiful. The staff took their time to explain everything as it was happening, and they made sure I felt comfortable. My wisdom tooth removal was over before I knew it. Overall, I had a great experience, and I would highly recommend Dr. Won and his staff. Thank you!!
I’ve known Dr. Won for 15 years. I moved from Cary to Atlanta in 2010 and have trust issues when it comes to major surgery such as what Dr. Won has expertise with. I drove 6 hours to have him do the work I could trust no one else with. Dr. Won and his dental implant team did a wonderful job. Everyone, Dr. Won, Cameron, Dustin, Mike, Samantha, and several other staff members were tremendously professional yet down to earth and simply made me feel comfortable. I was taken back on schedule and everything was done just as Dr. Won said it would be. I couldn’t have been more pleased. I stayed in town and visited family for 2 days and traveled back but each day for almost a full week Dr. Won checked in on me personally! Samantha even took time to go out of her way to drive a friend back on my behalf when he picked me up and drove me after surgery. I know this isn’t typical of most practices but this service deserved such notice.
Dr. John S. Won is the best oral surgeon in Raleigh, NC. I had done all four wisdom tooth extractions here. Surgery went really well and I had least pain post surgery. I would recommend Dr. John S.Won to everyone looking for an oral surgeon.
I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed here at POMS and it was a great experience. Not only were the staff amazingly nice and attentive to your needs the surgery went amazing. I had a little bruising and swelling which I knew was normal. I will definitely be recommending Dr.Won to family and friends!
I love everything about Dr. Won’s office & his staff. Everyone is very professional & they explain everything to you before they do it. This is the second time having dental implant surgery done there. And if I need anymore I will definitely be coming back again. Even got a call from a lady name Paige from his office to check on me. That was wonderful. She offered help & informed me that if I had anymore questions or an emergency feel free to call. Thanks a million Dr. Won and his staff.
It’s been a little over 3 weeks since I had 4 wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Won and his staff and I have been very satisfied with the whole experience. He took time to explain how the procedure would work and described to me detailed x-rays showing my teeth with surrounding nerves and how the procedure was going to work. I had two wisdom teeth under my gums, so I knew I would be in for some pain afterwards, but the quickness and expertise of the procedure made sure I didn’t suffer from too much pain post-op. The procedure lasted less than an hour and his staff were very friendly. Very satisfied and I would highly recommend Dr. Won and his staff! If I ever need a dental implant I’ll be sure to call again. Thanks Dr. Won
I had my wisdom teeth removed here and they did an excellent job! The staff was very friendly and went above and beyond to keep me comfortable. Had it done for a great price as well. I would highly recommend POMS to anyone needing oral surgery!
I had my two bottom wisdom teeth removed. They were impacted in the jaw, so I had to be put to sleep. Was very nervous about this, but Dr. Won was very compassionate and professional. The surgery was very quick and pain free. I would recommend Dr. Won and his staff for any oral surgeries, including implants.
It was a great experience. I got 5 wisdom teeth (yes I had an extra wisdom tooth) removed no problem! My stitches healed really quickly and my bleeding stopped after the first day! Everyone was really helpful and calming.
Great experience with my first tooth extraction. The entire process and procedure went extremely smooth and the follow-up care has far exceeded my expectation. I feel I under the best care possible using Dr. Won. The staff and reception area are warm and welcoming and would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
I had a sinus lift and implant placed by Dr Won and would highly recommend his services to anyone! He was so thorough in explaining the process to me and the surgery went smooth. Everything healed as planned and my dentist also complimented his work, crown went on perfectly. Thank you Dr Won!
Best dental experience I’ve ever had. The oral surgeon I was supposed to see had to cancel last minute. I called this practice and they were able to squeeze me in. I had to wait a while but understood since it was a “day of” appointment. From the assistants who were comforting and pleasant, to Dustin who handled the paperwork and insurance details everything surrounding the experience was professional and seamless. And the procedure itself? Dr. Won had state of the art equipment which I appreciated since the extractions I needed were verrrry close to my sinuses and Dr. Won himself was a whirling dervish in the room but with reassuring confidence. And best of all…painless dentistry! I highly recommend this dental practice.
Both of my sons have had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Won and have had great experiences. I also value that when I was sent by my dentist to have my daughters wisdom teeth consult he told me to wait and explained in detail all of the downsides of removing too early. Dr. Won’s staff was excellent in preparing me with what to expect following surgery and I was contacted by them to check on his recovery. I will be heading back to him when my daughter is ready for her teeth to be removed.
I had a biopsy done by Dr. Won and it was seamless. I got my results back quickly and everyone there helped to make me feel comfortable during the procedure. I have friends and family who have since gone to have extractions and implants and also had great experiences with Dr. Won and his team. Thank you Dr. Won!
I had my wisdom teeth removed here without any complications. I was impressed with the office and staff throughout the treatment process. I even called John Won’s personal number when I was concerned about bleeding a lot and he actually answered. John Won also gave me referrals for orthodontist and I trust his recommendations. I highly recommend John Won for wisdom tooth extraction and dental implants in Raleigh. I didn’t even bother looking anywhere else because his credentials were superb.
Dr. Won, Paige, Allison, Amber and the team are absolutely amazing! I developed complications and needed a second surgery for my implant. They did a great job of keeping me calm and explaining what was going to happen. Every time I’m in their office everyone greets me by name. I LOVE THIS PLACE! Absolutely recommend!
If you’re looking for one of the best oral surgeons in Raleigh, I would highly recommend Dr. Won and his staff. They made me feel comfortable from the start – I had no problems and I healed great. They took care of all my insurance work and I didn’t have to do a thing (except pay, lol). If I ever need more dental implants, I will definitely use Dr. Won and his wonderful staff. Thank you Dr. Won and staff for taking such good care of me!
I just had my 4 wisdom teeth plus one other tooth removed by Dr. Won. All I can say is that I wish I had done this sooner. I had been in pain but had been putting this off because I was really nervous. Dr. Won and his staff made the whole process so easy and comfortable. I had a very quick recovery and was even back to work the next day. I will be going back for an implant soon and know I will be in the best possible care. Thank you to Dr. Won and his great staff!
I absolutely recommend Dr. Won and his team! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The facility was immaculate., and best of all, Dr Won took amazing care of me. I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and was back to work in a day. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!
This is not a procedure you want handled by anyone else, Dr Won and his excellent staff are fast, efficient knowledgeable and most important caring. I arrived shortly before my 11:00 am appointment had numerous opportunities to discuss the procedure with his staff, all of the eager to answer all the questions I had and be sure of my well being. Despite facing a difficult extraction and implant surgery I was out by noon, well cared for and all questions answered. Even received a follow up call at 7 pm on a friday to ensure there will no lingering problems.
Dr. Jon Won and Staff are an Exceptional, Caring team! Dr. Mayes from Preston referred me to have one sideways wisdom tooth and three impacted wisdom teeth extracted. While I was in Dr. Won’s office I asked if he could take care of that little extra skin under my tongue that made me Slightly tongue tied. I could never stick my tongue too far out my mouth…but now I can touch my cheek!!! Pronunciation was not bad beforehand, but I did lack a little bit of clarity at times. I Love the way I speak now and the way my tongue moves in general. I was concerned about adding on as some doctors don’t like that. But he did not have any problems! Perhaps because I paid right away with credit, or he saw it as a simple thing, I don’t know. The entire surgical procedure seemed as if it happened with a snap of my fingers after I sat in the chair. In fact, after I awoke, I asked if Dr. Won was going to come in and do the surgery now…and was told he is already done! Then I realized the gauze. Yet, I did not have pain. Recovery was not complicated, and the staff was very helpful with any questions I had at any time. Thanks again Dr. Won and staff, I HIGHLY recommend you!!!
I have been a patient since 2006 or so and had multiple Extractions and Dental Implants in Raleigh. Dr Won is a Medical Doctor in addition to being a Dental Oral Surgeon and his credentials are impeccable. Dr Won and his staff are professional, friendly and concerned about their patient’s treatment. All of my implants have been successful and with little pain. I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else for Oral Surgery. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr Won and Preston Oral Surgery.
I had a dental implant put in by Dr. Won in August. He was very professional and friendly. The procedure went very smoothly. I had no pain or discomfort even after the anesthesia wore off. The followup visits also went very smooth. His office and support staff were also great. Thank you Dr. Won and your staff.
I have been going to Dr Won for about 10 years, without exception, every visit has been a very good experience. The staff is absolutely wonderful and the results of Dr. Won’s work are exceptional. He has done number of implants and other surgeries for me and is the best oral surgeon, hand down !!! I highly recommend him !!
Wonderful experience. Woke up and the procedure was finished. Could not believe how easy it was! Love my implants!!!