When oral surgery is necessary, it is best to act fast. Our team of highly skilled professionals can make a seemingly intimidating, or even scary procedure feel comfortable and relaxed. Our state-of-the-art office is outfitted with the latest in dental technology to ensure that our procedures are conducted as efficiently and non-invasively as possible.
We know you’d prefer to have your smile intact, but there are some circumstances that necessitate tooth extraction. A common one is wisdom teeth complications. They can become impacted or come in at difficult angles. Also, they can sometimes overcrowd your existing teeth. In this situation, your dentist will likely suggest removal. In cases of severe tooth decay, you might not be able to save your tooth through traditional restorative procedures like fillings, root canals, and crowns. Advanced gum disease can also loosen teeth to the point that it simply isn’t realistic to retain them. One might also suffer an external trauma in the mouth that damages the tooth beyond repair. One of our highly trained dental professionals will let you know when removal is the best option. After you have a tooth removed, we will likely suggest a dental implant to ensure your jaw stays healthy, and to restore your smile.
Bone grafting is a procedure that helps restore deteriorated or destroyed bone tissue. Grafting allows for the replacement and extension of jawbone areas. The procedure involves moving healthy tissue from various places to the site in need of correction. When your jawbone deteriorates, your smile and overall oral health becomes compromised, leading to other issues. Your teeth could loosen and fall out or your face may sink in. If you do need bone grafting, we will select an appropriate grafting material — typically from your own bone tissue or artificial tissue. This material is then placed onto the affected site and sutured in place. You will be numbed or fully sedated the entire time.
Similar to bone grafting, gum grafting consists of your dentist removing material from other parts of your mouth and placing it on the affected area. This is often done to protect the roots of your teeth when your gumline is receding. Gum grafts can help fix recession, bone-loss, and even tooth sensitivity.
Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About Oral Surgery
Whether you need a bone-graft or a tooth extraction, our team is here to help you through every step of the process. To schedule an appointment or ask any questions, please call Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, at 949-630-0143.