At Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center we understand that oral surgery can be a daunting treatment option to consider. We take the time to get you know you and your unique needs so we can provide you with the utmost comfort at every stage in your oral surgery.
What is oral surgery?
Any treatment that artificially changes your mouth is considered oral surgery. General dentists are capable of performing many kinds of oral surgery, but there are more complicated procedures that require the skills and expertise of an oral surgeon. These experts have completed four to eight additional years of schooling dedicated to oral surgery.
What are some types of oral surgery procedures?
General dentists are suited to remove several kinds of teeth, but more complex tooth extractions, such as a fractured wisdom tooth, call for an oral surgeon. Extractions are a common procedure and can be done using local or general anesthesia. Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center utilizes the latest dental trends and technology to perform safe and comfortable tooth extractions.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
It is common for people not to have enough room in their mouth to accommodate their third molars. Since these molars don’t usually surface until the patient is 17-25, they are referred to as wisdom teeth. Regular dental visits are essential to ensure wisdom teeth don’t surface and overcrowd or compromise surrounding teeth, which can be painful. Diagnostic radiography, such as X-rays images can also show the growth and development of your wisdom teeth, giving you and your dentist a warning if they need to be removed.
With over 10 years of experience removing wisdom teeth, you can trust that Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center will closely monitor your jaw and dental movement to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Removing your wisdom teeth can potentially keep surrounding teeth from shifting and keep your smile looking and functioning as it should.
While general dentists or prosthodontists can install a replacement tooth, it is sometimes necessary for an oral surgeon to place the synthetic root of a dental implant.
We are committed to keeping our patients happy, comfortable, and pain-free during dental implant treatments. Many individuals feel little to no pain during and after their procedure.
If you think dental implants could be a good treatment option for you, our team at Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center are happy to go over all your possible options and assist you every step of the way.
If other treatments fail to provide the intended results, orthognathic surgery may be needed. This kind of surgery corrects issues in your jaw and face. Some orthognathic surgery includes: sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and orthodontic problems.
Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center collaborates with the top orthodontists and other dental professionals in Merced, Winton, Atwater, Cressey, and nearby neighborhoods to provide you the finest orthognathic services in the area.
If you have been in an incident that altered your facial appearance, facial reconstruction can be a good treatment option for you. Oral surgery is also commonly used to help with facial reconstruction after teeth and certain tissues are removed. Some insurance carriers will cover this kind of procedure. For your convenience Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center take all insurance. We are happy to discuss payment options with you.
Orofacial Cleft Surgery
An orofacial cleft is present is there is a gap or opening in your mouth and/or lip. This is a birth defect known as a cleft palate or lip.
It may take several dental professionals to treat an orofacial or cleft palate. Over the past 10 years, Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center has established connections with experts in the area to collaborate and resolve your orofacial cleft.
Oral Tissue Abnormality Treatment
Oral surgeons are able to remove a range of oral tissue abnormalities. These include: benign cysts, tumors, and cancerous growths.
At your routine checkup, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive examination to see if there is any unusual oral tissue present. At this appointment, it is essential for early detection and treatment of any issue to inform your dentist if you have been experiencing any atypical. Many oral tissue problems can be early signs of more severe dental problems. If this is the case, you should schedule an appointment to see an oral surgeon.
If we spot abnormalities, we may take a biopsy of the tissue. An oral surgeon may remove some or all of the abnormal tissue to have it tested and diagnose the problem.
Proper at-home oral hygiene and routine checkups and cleanings are key to preventing and protecting yourself from tissue abnormalities. Your friends at Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center will closely monitor the overall health of your mouth to stop oral issues before they worsen.
How will it feel?
Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center offers a variety of anesthetic options for oral surgery. Local anesthesia and sedation can help calm and provide comfort to even our most anxious patients. In some cases, we will administer general anesthesia if it's better for the patient to be unconscious during their procedure. You and your dentist will work together to determine the best type of sedation, which may be none at all, to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
How do I know if I need oral surgery?
The first step in determining if oral surgery is a good treatment option for you is to schedule an appointment with Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center. Each patient is different and has unique dental needs.
Routine checkups include a thorough assessment of your mouth and jaw, which can show your dentist if you need oral surgery. X-ray images are also a good tool for dentists to determine the need for oral surgery by allowing them to see what issues may be present under the surface.
For over 10 years Prosthodontics & Implant Dental Center has treated patients with a variety of oral surgery needs. To schedule your appointment call us at (209) 383-9222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about oral surgery.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients.