Oral surgery is aimed at correcting dental conditions that may be affecting you. When oral surgery is recommended, it is often met with unfounded fear and anxiety from patients. However, many patients don’t realize that dental surgery is very regular and includes procedures that address common conditions. At Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA, we provide various oral surgeries to meet our patient’s requirements.
How Is Oral Surgery Decided?
We will comprehensively evaluate your oral health and determine the best course of action. Many oral conditions may need surgical intervention. This intervention may be a simple tooth extraction, removal of primary teeth, dental implant placements, or some other surgical procedure. Before proceeding with the surgery, we will assess your overall general health to make sure you do not suffer from any chronic conditions.
What Are Some Standard Oral Surgeries?
A tooth may have to be removed due to irreversible decay, infection, or general wear and tear. Once it has been concluded that an extraction is necessary, we will numb the tooth to make you comfortable. Our dentist will then extract the tooth, clean up the socket and place a suture into the wound to help it heal.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are third molars that start emerging at the ages of 17 to 25. They are not crucial for the functioning of a mouth and often do more damage than good when there is a lack of space for them to erupt correctly. Therefore, to avoid the tooth-pain, these teeth are extracted through surgery.
An incision is cut on the gums, and the tooth is pulled out after separating the overlapping tissues surrounding the. Later the site is stitched to prevent excessive bleeding. To ensure quick healing, we will prescribe antibiotics and painkillers.
Dental implant placement involves a lengthy and complex procedure. A titanium metal post is surgically placed in the jaw bone to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once it fuses with the jawbone, the implant is covered with a restorative appliance.
Bone Graft Surgery
Bone grafting surgery may be performed to address a bone mass deficiency in the jawbone area. A bone is taken from another part of the body and surgically attached to the existing bone in the jawbone. Sometimes, synthetic bone material is also utilized. A dental bone graft becomes necessary if advanced treatments, such as dental implants, are required but the jaw doesn’t have enough bone mass. This procedure is also necessary if bone loss affects the health of surrounding teeth and gums.
At Ygnacio Dental & Orthodontics in California, we perform oral surgeries to improve your smile and dental health. To learn more about the dental services we offer, visit our office at 766 Lacassie Ave # 101, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, or call us at (925) 280-2848.