Reliable Oral Surgery In Orange, CA
Dependable Oral Surgery in Orange, CA
Oral Surgery, Orange, California
We're experts in dental oral surgery. That's why you can trust us to handle your dental problem with care, cleverness, and consideration, no matter what it is. Whether you need your wisdom teeth removed, laser gum surgery performed, or an emergency tooth extraction done, you can always bet on us to serve you as the best emergency oral surgeon in Orange. If you're suffering from a dental problem that requires oral surgery, just give us a call at (657) 888-9011 -- we'll be happy to discuss your issue and have you come in for a free consultation to get down to details.
Dental Implant Surgery
When it's time for new teeth
First, if you're suffering from teeth that aren't missing but damaged, we'll have to remove the damaged teeth first. We'll then need to prep the jawbone for surgery, which may involve bone grafting. Your jaw creates a great deal of pressure while chewing, so the bone needs to be particularly strong to handle both chewing and protecting your new dental implant. Bone grafting involves transplanting a small bit of bone to help strengthen the implant base within the jawbone. This could come from another part of your body, or from another body entirely. Sometimes the implant can be added at the same time as the additional bone -- this depends upon the condition of your jaw after the bone graft. In some circumstances, it is best to wait until the bone heals before adding the implant.
Implant is Placed
Now that the implant is placed, a process called osseointegration will occur. This is when the bone begins to unite with the surface of the implant, making it part of the gum line and only separable by fracture. This process usually takes some time, but once it's complete, an abutment can be installed. This is a piece that screws into the dental implant and holds the new, artificial tooth. To place this abutment, we reopen your gums to reveal the dental implant and attach the abutment. Then we close the gum tissue around the abutment and give it one to two weeks of healing time.
After the Gums have healed
After the gums have healed, it's time to place the artificial tooth. Impressions are made of your mouth and the existing teeth so that the implant can be tailored to the configuration inside your mouth. Now, two different types of teeth can be placed on the abutment: a removable implant prosthesis or a fixed implant prosthesis. A removable implant is mounted on a metal frame that snaps securely onto the abutment. A fixed implant is either permanently screwed onto the abutment or cemented on. We can discuss which type of implant is right for you, based on your needs.
After the surgery, it is natural to experience some swelling and discomfort. These sensations will pass as you heal and your mouth adjusts to your new teeth. We'll advise a post-surgery diet for you, but the greatest key to recovery is time.
Getting Those Wisdom Teeth Out
How to seek relief from those teeth in the back
Did you know that wisdom tooth pain is the most common reason that young adults seek emergency dental care? If your erupting wisdom teeth are causing you pain, you're in good company -- just make sure you leave that company as soon as you can! Here's what our wisdom tooth removal process looks like: As obvious as it may seem, we can't begin extracting the teeth if there are any situations in your mouth that may complicate matters. If you have gingivitis or some other infection that gets in the way of our procedure, then we'll need to suppress those problems beforehand. We may also make recommendations for treating infections after we remove the wisdom teeth, as well. Once you're ready for the surgery, we'll administer a local anesthetic to numb any discomfort you may feel when we remove the teeth. It's very common for patients
to receive local anesthetic for wisdom teeth removal, and in many cases, light sedation is used so that the patients are "put under" for most of the procedure. It's very common that patients have no recollection of the wisdom tooth removal process once it's over. Finally, the preparations have been made. Now, we'll make an incision in the gum tissue where the tooth is located. If any bone is covering the tooth, it is removed. We also remove the tissue connecting the tooth to the bone. Sometimes, the tooth needs to be divided so that it is easier to remove. Once the tooth is deemed removable, we go ahead and extract it, and clean up the surrounding area. This process is repeated for as many wisdom teeth as you need to have removed. We'll supply you with some cotton gauze afterward to help you manage any bleeding. It's important that the affected areas are tended following the surgery. Recovering should be a breeze!
Dental Heroes To The Rescue
We'll swoop in and save you from your pain
You might be facing a great deal of tooth pain and wonder when it will end. We're happy to announce that we're the cure to that pain. We've done this for a long time. Our stellar team of talented dental wizards know exactly how to conjure up a solution to your problems. Like a group of dental special forces, our team gets in and out in record time and gets the job done. If you're suffering from a dental condition and need oral surgery, we're the right folks for the job. Give us a call at (657) 888-9011!
What precautions should I take before surgery?
It is recommended to not eat or drink anything for eight to twelve hours before dental surgery. It is advisable, however, to brush and floss before surgery.
What is oral maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery treats oral pathology and focuses on the oral cavity, head, neck, mouth, and jaws. It focuses on problems like facial deformity, misaligned jaws, tumors, and jaw cysts.
What does craniofacial surgery do?
Craniofacial surgery focuses on deformities of the head, skull, face, neck, jaws, and related structures. Cleft palate repair is a form of craniofacial surgery, for instance.
Do gums grow back after surgery?
Gums do not grow back the way other tissue does. If you're experiencing receding gums, it's important to treat the problem as soon as possible!
Is laser gum surgery painful?
Laser treatment is almost completely painless. For that matter, any discomfort you may feel can easily be numbed with anesthetic.
How is dental trauma treated?
Some conditions involving dental trauma include chipped or fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, or dislodged teeth. If you're dealing with trauma with your teeth, give us a call at (657) 888-9011 and we can help you get it sorted out!
How is gum graft surgery performed?
Gum recession surgery typically involves cutting tissue from a flap of skin at the roof of one's mouth, then stitching it to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root of the affected tooth. Sometimes, tissue is pulled from a tissue bank instead of one's mouth.
Is emergency wisdom tooth removal risky?
Wisdom tooth removal is very safe. As with any surgery, complications can occur, but they are rare and most of the time are relatively benign.
Should I remove all my wisdom teeth at once?
It is recommended that if you undergo wisdom tooth removal, to remove all of them at once. The procedure will cost less, and the recovery will take less time than removing your teeth one at a time.
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