The Dental Center of Goshen
4024 Elkhart Road, Suite 15, Goshen, IN 46526

When Oral Surgery Is the Best Dental Decision

So many people require oral surgery that it has become the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. today. Discover the many ways that oral surgeons can help you.

When It’s Time to Be Treated by Oral Surgeons

In general, a dentist in Goshen is sufficient for most simple dental procedures. But when your simple needs become serious, you may require the surgical solutions only offered through oral surgery. When this happens, your dentist in Goshen will refer you to any oral surgeons in your area who can treat your specific needs.

Cases and Causes for Oral Surgery

Your dentist in Goshen will refer you to oral surgeons for several different reasons. Because some of these procedures can be costly, many oral surgeons today offer financing options and payment plans to make oral surgery a more affordable dental care treatment for you. Oral surgery is usually required if you experience any of these issues:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Complications from simple tooth extractions
  • Badly worn or decayed teeth
  • Removing teeth with long-curved roots
  • Taking out teeth surrounded by very dense bone
  • Serious damage to face or jaw due to trauma, injury, or accident

How to Heal after Oral Surgery

Once your procedure is over, you will be given specific instructions for the recovery period and follow-up care. It’s important to closely follow these directions to help you heal properly. Some general guidelines for recovering from oral surgery include:

  • Not brushing or rinsing your teeth for 12 hours after surgery, and then staying away from the surgical area once you’re able to brush again
  • Avoiding too much talking, eating, and drinking for two hours after the procedure
  • Easing back into eating by choosing very soft foods and clear liquids for 24 hours after surgery
  • Drinking plenty of cold or lukewarm liquids once any bleeding stops
  • Following your oral surgeon’s instructions for all prescribed pain medication
  • Calling your oral surgeons or dentist if you have ongoing pain or bleeding

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Goshen, call The Dental Center of Goshen today at (574) 538-2011 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Goshen. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Goshen, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Goshen.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
I would recommend this office to anyone. From the girls in the front all the way back…they are professional, caring, and amazing.
Angie A.
This is a reliable and well connected dental center with the means to realistically meet any need.
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Amy J.
Staff is always genuine and pleasant. I have visited 5 locations in this area, and they are always the same level of courtesy and professionalism.
Randall P.
Friendly, caring staff.
Lisa P.
Staff was very patient and kind with my Autistic teenager. Made him feel safe in a unknown environment.
Tyler C.
Friendliness, thorough, and on time
Rebecca C.
The staff was incredible. My whole experience was more than I could have ever expected. Amber is amazing at her job. Thanks for everything you guys do!
Vanessa G.
The staff is Pleasant professional and thorough
Nanci W.
Friendly and efficient
Glenn G.
Courteous, quality service. Reasonable, upfront pricing. Recommendations without guilt trips.
Torin E.
Dr. Cochran is so great at what he does and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They made going in for fillings so much better than I could have thought possible. Nice to see people who […]
Jaclyn B.
The staff are VERY nice and there was a TV in the room.
Kamryn A.
my daughter feels very comfortable with the dental center you work very well with children ..
Dorathy P.
Friendly and professional service. They take the time to listen to what you have to say.
Sue C.
The staff, the dental assistants and especially the doctor are so welcoming and wonderful with children. It is unlike any other dentist office I have been to … Very, sincerely caring.
Giovanni M.
The dentist that we saw for the first time was kind, patient, and very informative on the plans made for my son, who was so very fearful and the ladies/assistants were wonderful as well. Going the […]
Jessica B.
Made me feel comfortable when I was scared
Tammy S.
This was my second visit to the dental center in Goshen they are wonderful. My first visit was a cleaning. My second was to put my crown back on after it came off. They are awesome thank you so much […]
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 538-2011
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