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Oral Surgery

Educate and Prepare for Your Ridgefield Oral Surgery with Our Team’s Help

When you hear oral surgery, you may become nervous at the idea! Things that require surgery seem scary and overwhelming, but the results are worth it. Oral surgery refers to a surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw by a specialist like Dr. Ritzcovan. Learn more about this advanced service below and call our office to request a consultation to see how we can transform your smile for the better.

Types of Oral Surgery

There are many different types of oral surgery, including one of the most well-known, a root canal. There are other surgeries for your jaw, like repositioning. Other instances of surgery may involve removing a tumor. No matter what the type, every oral surgery is for the benefit of the patient. We want to ensure that your natural smile lasts as long as possible.

Common Types of Oral Surgery

The most common types of oral surgery are:

  • Root Canal
  • Dental Implants
  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • TMJ Surgery
  • Gum Grafting
  • Jaw/Tooth Repair After Injury

How to Know if You Need Oral Surgery

Dr. Ritzcovan will assist in seeing what Ridgefield oral surgery is best for your smile. The removal of wisdom teeth is very common and for the benefit of your surrounding teeth. An impacted wisdom tooth pushes against those in front of it, causing dull aches and difficulty doing things like chewing. Other reasons include gum disease, where patients need a gum graft to fully and safety restore their smile.

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Preparing for oral surgery typically isn’t any different from preparing for any other major medical procedure. Dr. Ritzcovan provides patients will thorough instructions for pre- and post-operation so you’ll know exactly what you need to do to stay healthy during recovery. For now, we’ll list some helpful preparations so you can get a head start.

  • Make sure that wherever you’ll be recovering is comfortable, neat, and clean – that way, you won’t have to worry about tidying up around you as you’re resting.
  • If you need to stay bed-ridden, set it up so you can sit at a comfortable incline.
  • Arrange any necessary transportation to get back home, as well as someone who can assist you during your recovery time until you feel comfortable returning back to your normal routine.


Recovery is just as important as the procedure itself. It’s important to give your body the proper time to adjust to its changes, so don’t rush through it! We’ll provide you with a list of safe foods and drinks to enjoy during your time in recovery before you’re able to go back go to your daily routine.

Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Ritzcovan to learn more about our Ridgefield oral surgery and what we can do to improve your overall oral health. Call Hometown Family Dentistry today at (203) 431-3901 and schedule your consultation with our team.

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