Sometimes, you need more than general dental care to optimize your oral health. If you’re in need of oral surgery, schedule a visit with Alireza Moheb, DMD, at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC. The team provides excellent oral surgery services in Walnut Creek, Napa, Vacaville, Oakland, and Martinez, California. To learn more or get started today, call the office or book an appointment via the web.
When people hear the word “surgery,” they tend to think of general anesthesia, complex procedures, and lengthy hospital stays. While that might be true for some traditional surgeries, oral surgery tends to be simpler and less involved.
Many oral surgeries are outpatient procedures your dentist performs in-office under local anesthesia and mild sedation. The team at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC is adept in performing a variety of oral surgeries and can restore your oral health with minimal downtime.
Oral surgery is any procedure that involves the tissues of your mouth or jaw. Some of the more common types of oral surgery include:
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you don’t have enough room in your jaw, your provider can perform an extraction surgery to remove them.
A gum graft can restore your gum tissue if it’s deteriorated or damaged, as can happen with gum disease and some physical injuries.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace missing teeth by serving as the foundation and support for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. Your provider embeds the implants into your jawbone with safe and effective oral surgery.
A root canal is a treatment to salvage and restore a tooth with damage, decay, or infection. The procedure involves removing the pulp within your tooth and replacing it with a rubber-like compound called gutta-percha, effectively removing the damaged tissue without having to remove the entire tooth.
Your recovery depends on your type of oral surgery, but your provider sends you home with detailed post-operative instructions. Following these guidelines significantly reduces your downtime, speeds up healing, and leaves you with better outcomes and improved oral health.
Some common rules to follow after oral surgery include refraining from drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes, as these can interfere with your body’s ability to heal.
If you’re in pain or experience swelling, you can reduce discomfort and inflammation with an ice pack. In some cases, your provider might prescribe pain medication to help ease your recovery.
To learn more about oral surgery, call the offices at Unlimited Smiles, Moheb DMD INC or schedule a visit online.