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
Great service, fast and efficient
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Very nice and got me in and out in a timely manner
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Staff was very patient and kind with my Autistic teenager. Made him feel safe in a unknown environment.
Tyler C.
I’m always given the very best care by the people at The Dental Center
Kleasha J.
The overall experience was superb.
Kyara W.
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.
Excellent service, care, and lots of patience with me as I’m not an easy patient. Thanks, you made going to the dentists office less stressful and that means a lot to me. Highly recommend!
Scott B.
The staff is Pleasant professional and thorough
Nanci W.
A great place! Great with kids, everyone is very nice
Jacob Y.
I have been seeing Dr Cochran for several years and am very pleased with his care. I trust his opinion of work needing to be done and quality of his work. The staff has always been courteous.
Jo D.
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.
Friendly, caring staff.
Lisa P.
Friendly and efficient
Glenn G.
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.
Friendliness, thorough, and on time
Rebecca C.
super friendly people and gentle and great with my boys! defiantly recommend them to anyone! I also love them to for my own care all around great experience and great dentistry!!!! :-)
Dawn H.
After screening many other pediatric dentists, I found The Dental Center of Goshen. Their customer service was exceptional and they were thorough, kind and professional during my daughter’s visit.
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Good service..
Adriel R.
I am terrified of the dentist and dread going and the entire staff were gentle and upbeat and kept me at ease. I have no nerves about returning for my next routine cleaning.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 2:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 538-2011
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