Oral surgery enables our team to address more complex oral health issues, the type that could threaten smile stability without attention. We carefully plan the procedure with advanced technology, and take steps to ensure you’re comfortable through the process. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist’s office talks about common oral surgeries we provide.
To begin, our team will examine your smile closely to assess the severity of your oral health concern, and to plan treatment with precision and accuracy. We want to improve your oral health while avoiding blood vessels, nerve tissues, and sinus cavities. To obtain clear images, we will use digital x-rays and other advanced imaging systems to create clear and detailed images of your smile and jaw from multiple angles. Our team then creates a unique treatment plan to correct these concerns and improve the function, heath, and beauty of your smile.
Our team wants to make sure you feel comfortable, even during complex treatments. We also want to help those with special needs or serious dental anxiety undergo a positive experience and receive the care necessary to enjoy a better smile. Along with local anesthesia, we can also offer sedation, which helps people enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is administered through a mask over the nose. You inhale the gas and enter a calm state. You’re still conscious, but won’t remember much of the procedure. The effects wear off almost immediately, so you can drive home or go back to work or school.
Oral and IV sedation offer much deeper states of calm. Oral sedation is administered through a pill or liquid prior to the procedure, and IV is administered intravenously. Both lead to a deep state of calm with little to no memory of the procedure, and both will require a bit of time for the effects to wear off, so you need to have a friend or family member available to take you home afterward.
A tooth extraction is an oral surgery in which we remove a tooth from your smile to protect you from major oral health complications. For example, removing wisdom teeth to prevent impaction, misalignment, or decayed or infected teeth. We could also take out very infected or decayed teeth, or those that have sustained major damage, to prevent the spread of infection. We’ve extracted teeth to aid in orthodontic treatment, improve bite balance, or to pave the way for a dental prosthetic, including a set of dentures. The process could take as little as 30 minutes, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions.
Dental Implant Placement
If you have lost your natural teeth, then our team can help with the placement of dental implants. These biocompatible titanium posts are inserted into the jaw via oral surgery, where they act as new roots and support a new tooth or even a complete set of dentures. They stimulate the growth of jawbone structure to prevent loss of mass and density, which also allows your new teeth to last for decades to come in many cases!
For patients with a severe case of periodontal disease, the gums could recede from the teeth and expose vulnerable portions of root structure, causing tooth decay, infection, and further increasing the risk of tooth loss. In addition to managing periodontal issues, we can correct your gum recession with gum grafts, in which we apply new tissues to the exposed portions to improve the health and even the beauty of your smile. Oral surgery can help you enjoy a more attractive smile and lead to better gum health.
Oral surgery can also address the loss of mass and density in your jaw! This could occur after tooth loss, in which the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphates to the jaw around lost roots. The tissue then breaks down and weakens, which can impact your ability to receive dental implants, and also lead to further tooth loss or an aged appearance. But with oral surgery, our team can use bone grafting to apply bone tissue taken from other parts of your body or from synthetic sources to rebuild these portions, so your smile can receive dental implants.
If you have any questions about oral surgery, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Oral Surgery
Our team wants to help address complex oral health issues with precision and comfort. To find out more about boosting the health and function of your smile, or schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.