6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the valued patients of Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS are given 6 critical directions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the details of a procedure helps you realize the optimal outcome. This critical knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:

Second, Question Up Front
We want to answer these 4 important questions:
-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)

Third, Update Records
This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS want to prepare for any possibility. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey essential information to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest
While Dr. Craig Longenecker has a gentle, helpful touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can arise while you are in our chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please be honest. We understand it is challenging to communicate clearly when your mouth is inundated with tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.

Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is vital to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other needed recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Parkton communities have spread the word that Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS is Monkton’s best kept dental secret located right here at 16928 York Rd Monkton, Maryland or on the web at https://www.hereforddentalhealth.com/meet-dr-longenecker/. We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our hands. Thank you.

We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same first-rate dental care we’ve given you whether they need dental implants, TMJ treatment, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or specifics on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.


Contact Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS:


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16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland


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