Oral surgery enables our team to take on complex oral health issues and provide lifelike results that also improve overall smile beauty. From extracting wisdom teeth to conducting jaw surgery or placing dental implants, we can use this to offer your best smile. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral surgeons talk about our approach to oral surgery.
When to See Us
You may be referred to us by your general dentist or orthodontist to handle more advanced oral health concerns that require oral surgery. But you should let us know if you have issues with bite imbalance or with your jaw, or if you have missing teeth, sustain facial trauma, or have a tooth that needs to be bracketed into place. Give us a call and we will set up a time to see you for a consultation and find out what treatments you may need to enjoy your best smile!
Our team will use CBCT imagery and digital x-rays to obtain clear images of your smile using a fraction of the radiation that traditional systems require. These high-definition images allow us to make a diagnosis with precision and plan your treatment with accuracy, so we can offer optimal results for not only the health and function of your smile, but overall beauty too. To ensure your comfort during treatment, our team may recommend anesthesia and sedation, so you can enter a calm and relaxed state, even if you have dental anxiety. Our doctors are part of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team, so we know how to address severe issues with facial trauma and other oral health concerns, and we also follow surgical guidelines, the same used in hospital operating rooms.
Our team can safely and gently remove a tooth to protect your smile. Doing so could make room for orthodontic treatment, or prevent painful wisdom tooth impaction. We could extract teeth too damaged for repair, protecting you from tooth decay and infection. We may also conduct an extraction to help improve overall bite balance and chewing function too. In many cases, this oral surgery can be done in just 30 minutes.
If you have a permanent tooth that is impacted, or partially erupted, and this threatens alignment, we could help with oral surgery. The bracketing procedure involves attaching a bracket to the tooth in question and then another one to the nearest tooth. We then connect them with a chain and gently adjust tension to move the tooth into proper position. Your orthodontist then continues your orthodontic treatment to achieve an even smile!
If you sustain serious damage to your smile in injury or accident, including facial lacerations, we can offer treatment. Our team begins by restoring your teeth and inserting dental implants to build a framework to work around. We then reposition and repair the damaged jaw and facial bones, so we can correct trauma and also offer optimal facial beauty too.
Your jaw could be injured, or develop issues in the growth and development process. The result is an uneven smile, one that impacts the appearance of your smile and also your overall oral health. With jaw surgery, we can move the jaws in or out, up or down, adjusting as needed to ensure optimal health and function, and to improve your overall facial structure too.
If your tooth loss has led to lost structure in the lower jaw, this could mean an older appearance with time and also limit your ability to receive dental implants. With jawbone grafting, we can rebuild the jaw by adding new structures taken from other parts of your body or from synthetic sources. This provides new structure that can support dental implants and allow you to smile with confidence!
Grafting helps with the lower jaw, but what about the upper one? With oral surgery, we can raise the sinus floor to uncover new tissues that support dental implants and provide a route to a full smile again. With oral surgery, we can help you smile with confidence again and enjoy your best possible smile. If you have any questions about this process, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our team, then reach out today and schedule a visit.
Schedule a Visit with Our Team
We’re ready to transform not only the health and function of your smile, but the beauty of it too! If you would like to learn more about oral surgery, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling (707)545-4625.