You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.
After tooth extraction, its important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Thats why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, insert another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times. After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing.
The surgical staff at North Pittsburgh Oral Surgery is made up of experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in all aspects of surgery. Our full time staff of surgical assistants has a combined eighty five years of surgical experience. Each surgical assistant is certified in basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator use (AED) and maxillofacial radiology. We also have a trained registered nurse (RN) to assist in surgery. All staff members are informed healthcare personnel, eager to make your surgical experience as comfortable and safe as possible.
Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain. Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That’s the natural consequence of missing teeth – the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss.