What Kind Of Oral Surgery Does Your Smile Need?

santa rosa oral surgeryOur team offers a comprehensive array of oral surgical procedures to help correct issues like tooth loss, facial trauma, or wisdom tooth impaction. Using advanced imaging technology and anesthesia, we can offer care in detail with comfort. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons talk about the types of procedures we offer.

Planning Treatment

The first part of your oral surgery is planning. We will carefully experience your smile with detailed digital x-rays and CBCT imagery, so we can plan the surgery in detail. Our team will often work alongside your general dentist or orthodontist, to ensure that treatment continues seamlessly once the surgical portion is completed at our office.

Dental Anesthesia

We know that many people feel nervous about undergoing oral surgery, but we take steps to ensure everyone is always comfortable and relaxed through the procedure. For example, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated. Our team also offers sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation, to help you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure, even if you are conscious and able to respond to the oral surgeon during treatment.

Removing Wisdom Teeth

As people reach adulthood, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of the mouth. There is little room for them, so the arrival could mean misalignment, infection, injured teeth, or even a partial eruption known as an impaction. But with wisdom tooth extraction, we can use oral surgery to gently extract these teeth before they can erupt and cause trouble, impacting the health, function, and beauty of your smile.

Bracketing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth only partially erupts, this is known as an impaction, and this could cause issues like poor alignment. For kids and adults alike, we could potentially bracket the teeth into place. We often do this as part of your orthodontic treatment, and will work with your orthodontics too. The bracketing procedure involves attaching a bracket to the impacted tooth and another to a nearby one. We then connect them with a chain and adjust tension in said chain periodically to move the tooth into proper position.

Jaw Surgery

When you sustain a serious injury or have issues that occur naturally with the symmetry and development of your jaw, then this could impact the health and beauty of your smile and facial structure. But with oral surgery, we can adjust the jaws, moving them in or out, up and down, or lengthening or shortening them. When we do, we take care to ensure this also improves overall smile esthetics too.

Facial Trauma

If you sustain serious facial trauma, we can help correct the issue, rebuilding your smile with a focus on bite balance, function, and even your appearance. Our surgeons are also part of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team, so we know how to conduct procedures like this with optimal results.

Tooth Replacement

What happens when a tooth is lost due to poor oral health or an injury? The gap could lead to major problems with the stability of your smile, and the appearance of your smile. But with dental implants, we can insert titanium posts into the jaw that act as new roots, supporting a new tooth or even a fixed set of dentures. These can last for decades or possibly a lifetime, as the jaw doesn’t lose mass and density as it would usually do following tooth loss.

Ridge Augmentation

If you’ve lost mass and density in your lower jaw due to tooth loss, this could complicate the ability to insert dental implants. With ridge augmentation, also known as jawbone grafting, our team will add new structure to the jaw, usually in the form of tissues taken from other parts of your body or from a synthetic source. This rebuilds the weakened portions of the jaw, so they can support dental implants.

Sinus Lifts

We offer a similar procedure for the upper jaw too! With a sinus lift, our team can raise the sinus floor to uncover new bone tissue that can support a dental implant, and help you obtain a full and functional smile again.

If you have any questions about oral surgery, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Oral Surgery?

We would like to help you enjoy your best possible smile. If you would like to learn more about treating oral health issues and restoring bite function, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.