Alliston Orthodontics & Oral Surgery is pleased to offer limited Oral Surgery services with Dr. John McIntosh. Dr. McIntosh is certified specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He offers a wide variety of services under local or general anaesthesia (being asleep). To learn more about Dr. McIntosh, click here

Services we offer include among others:
• Wisdom teeth removal
• Implants
• Bone grafting
• Tooth removal
• Oral pathology biopsy
• Orthodontic management of impacted teeth

To inquire about treatment, please contact our office by telephone at 705 435 1315.

SURGICAL ORTHODONTICS

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit and cash payments. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is provided. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us at 705 435 1315. Many times, a simple telephone call will clear any misunderstandings.

Please remember that you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

Payment is due on the date of service. The office does not accept assignment from insurance companies; however we are able to bill your insurance company on your behalf. Your insurance company will reimburse you directly according to your policy.

SURGICAL INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SEDATION

  • Do not drink or eat anything for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your appointment
  • Do not wear excessive makeup like nail polish and lipstick
  • Wear loose clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures should be removed
  • If you are sick (i.e. cold, flu, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset), please notify the office
  • If you take routine oral medications, please notify the office prior to your surgical date for instructions
  • Please do not smoke at least 12 hours before surgery and discontinue smoking for 7 days after surgery
  • Please discontinue any recreational drugs 24 hours before surgery
  • You should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anaesthesia.
  • Please have a family member or friend accompany you to the office and to take you home. They should supervise you until you are alert and oriented.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

BLEEDING:

  • Minor bleeding/oozing may continue for 1 – 2 days
  • Place gauze pack over the surgical area and bite for ~ 30 min. (don’t leave in while eating or sleeping)
  • Repeat gauze every ~ 30 min. until the bleeding slows down (don’t leave in while eating or sleeping)
  • Avoid spitting or talking too much for the first day
  • Avoid sucking actions for 7 days (smoking, straw use)
  • For excessive bleeding, try a moist tea bag over the surgical area
  • Pain:
  • The first 24 – 48 hours will usually be the most painful
  • For minor pain, use over-the-counter pain medication (i.e. Advil, Motrin, Tylenol)
  • For more serious pain, use the prescribed pain medication as directed

SWELLING/BRUISING:

  • Swelling is common for 1 – 7 days
  • If bruising develops, it should resolve in 7 – 14 days
  • Place an ice pack on the cheek area for 30 minutes and alternate sides for 24 hours
  • After 24 hours, use warm moist heat for comfort
  • Sleep with your head elevated with two pillows

DIET:

  • Remove the gauze pack when eating or drinking
  • After the bleeding slows down and the freezing starts to wear off, start with cool clear liquids
  • Avoid hot liquids/foods for 24 hours
  • Gradually increase your diet to soft foods
  • If you are nauseated and a carbonated beverage does not improve it, try some over-the-counter Gravol

OTHER INSTRUCTIONS:

  • After sedation, you must have supervision for 24 hours
  • NO ALCOHOL FOR MINIMUM 18 (eighteen) hours after surgery
  • After sedation, do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery for 24 hours
  • Brush teeth carefully, avoiding the surgical area
  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water after each meal
  • Stitches will dissolve gradually in 5 – 7 days
  • If hives or an itch develops on your skin, stop the prescribed medication and contact the on-call surgeon
  • If your recovery is not improving after 5 – 7 days, please call the office