Common Oral Surgeries For Damaged Or Impacted Teeth

santa rosa oral surgeryWhen you have a severely damaged tooth, a wisdom tooth soon to erupt, or an impacted one, you need oral surgery to address these and protect your smile from serious complications. We offer oral surgery to correct these issues and ensure optimal smile esthetics afterward. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons offer oral surgery!

Your Initial Visit

When you are referred to us by your general dentist or orthodontist, or when you contact our office directly, we will start with an initial consultation. During this visit, we will talk about your oral health concerns and also carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and CBCT technology, which enables us to obtain clear and high-definition images of your smile as a whole. We can then plan treatment with precision, so we can take on these issues to not only improve oral health and bite function, but also the overall appearance of your smile too.

Anesthesia and Sedation

We know the idea of oral surgery can make people anxious, especially if they have a fear of the dentist or special needs that make undergoing treatment a difficult prospect. But our team understands, and we want to take steps to help you feel comfortable and to ensure a positive experience in our office. For example, all treatment takes place under one roof, we won’t be sending you elsewhere for care. Our doctors are also members of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team, and have experience taking on serious injuries and complications. We can also offer local anesthetic to the area being treated, and can provide sedation to help you enter a state of calm and relaxation, often with little to no memory of the procedure.

Extracting Teeth

One common procedure we perform is a tooth extraction. A tooth may need to be removed if it is beyond treatment, or if it stands in the way of your oral health. For example, we can take out wisdom teeth before they erupt and threaten your oral health. We can remove severely damaged teeth, or take them out to make room for orthodontic treatment or to prepare your smile to receive implant dentures. We plan the procedure in detail and often, this could take as little as 30 minutes. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a fast and complication-free healing period. You often return to your normal return in as little as 24 hours.

Bracketing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth is impacted, this means it only partially erupts, which could lead to misalignment and make treating your uneven smile difficult. But our team can help shift them into proper position with a bracketing procedure. Essentially, we will connect a bracket to the tooth in question and one next to it. We then connect them with a small chain, and adjust tension in the chain periodically to move the tooth into proper position. We will work alongside your orthodontics too, so your treatment continues seamlessly once the bracketing is complete.

Facial Trauma

If you sustain an injury to the face or jaw, which could include knocked-out teeth, broken or damaged jaws and facial bones, or facial lacerations, then we can help. As we mentioned above, we have experience in hospital operating rooms when addressing serious trauma, and can help rebuild your smile, often starting with the placement of dental implants and rebuilding the smile around them. We take care to ensure your final results look good, so you feel confident in your smile.

Grafting and Sinus Lifts

What if tooth loss has weakened your smile, leaving it unable to support dental implants?  With grafting we can add tissues to the lower jaw to prepare it for implant placement. For the upper jaw, we conduct a sinus lift to raise the sinus floor so there is enough structure to support new teeth. If you have any questions about how our team will plan and implement care to address concerns and rebuild your smile, then contact our team today. With oral surgery, we offer optimal results for complicated and complex concerns, and offer results that make you feel confident in your smile again.

Learn More About Our Approach to Oral Surgeries in Santa Rosa, CA

We want to help you avoid complications and receive treatment with comfort and precision! To learn more about how our team restores and improves your smile, then give us a call at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at (707)545-4625 today! We’re ready to see you and offer personalized treatment to improve the health, beauty, and function of your smile for years to come.