How Oral Surgery Rebuilds Your Smile

santa rosa oral surgeryOral surgery enables our team to take on serious oral health issues and rebuild smiles, even smiles that have sustained serious injuries and lacerations. From wisdom tooth extraction to dental implant placement, we can help you smile with confidence. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about our approach to oral surgery!

Your Consultation

You may be referred to our office by your general dentist, or you could contact us directly when you have a serious concern, such as missing teeth, wisdom tooth impactions, facial trauma or lacerations, or issues with your jaw. We will carefully examine your smile with digital x-rays and CBCT technology, so we can provide an accurate and precise diagnosis. We then plan your procedure in detail to ensure optimal results, including improved facial esthetics. Every smile is unique, so we always offer personalized treatment options.

Anesthesia and Sedation

We know that the idea of oral surgery can be anxiety-inducing, which is why we take steps to ensure your comfort. For example, we administer local anesthetic to the area being treated to keep you comfortable. But we also offer three different forms of dental sedation and have trained anesthesiologists on hand to monitor you. These medications help you enter a deep state of calm and relaxation, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. You enjoy a positive experience, even if you have a phobia of the dentist or special needs. We also have experience in treating complex issues for kids and adults alike, our doctors are members of the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team.

Extracting Wisdom Teeth

As we approach our late teens and early 20s, wisdom teeth can erupt that cause serious complications for our smiles. These additional molars can cause misalignment, TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), infections, damaged teeth, and more. To avoid these negative changes in the health, function, and beauty of your smile, we can gently and carefully extract the teeth in question!

Jawbone Grafting and Sinus Lifts

When you lose most of your teeth, along with embarrassing gaps in your smile, your jawbone could weaken. The body stops sending calcium and phosphorus to the jaw around the missing roots, so it weakens and breaks down with time, causing an older appearance and additional missing teeth. This could also mean there is not enough structure to support dental implants. But our team can help! With jawbone grafting, we take bone tissue from other parts of your body or use synthetic materials to strengthen the lower jaw. For the upper jaw, we can raise the sinus floor to uncover new structures to support your dental implants.

Dental Implants

Speaking of dental implants, we can offer these to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are inserted into the jaw and act as new roots, which preserves the jaw and your youthful facial features. We then attach a crown to them for a single one, or use several to support a bridge or denture as needed. With All-On-Four, we can secure them in one visit. If you have sustained facial trauma, we often start with implant placement and rebuild your smile and facial structure around your new smile.

Bracketing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth doesn’t erupt all the way, it is impacted, which can lead to misalignment and even slow your orthodontic treatment. But with bracketing, we can gently reposition them and bring them into proper position. We often work alongside your orthodontist as part of the process.

Facial Trauma

When you suffer from facial trauma, we can help repair damaged bone structure and rebuild your smile, so you have results that look good and improve overall bite function too.

Jaw Surgery

Whether you have issues with the balance of your jaw that occurs naturally or as a result of an injury, we can use orthognathic surgery to move the jaw in or out, up or down, improving the balance, appearance, and health of your smile. If you have any questions about our approach to oral surgery, or if you want to schedule a visit to start treatment, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you smile with confidence again, and enjoy better oral health and bite function too.

Learn More About Our Procedures in Santa Rosa, CA

We want to help you avoid major complications and enjoy a smile that makes you feel confident. To learn more about how we improve the health and beauty of your smile with oral surgery, then give us a call at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at (707)545-4625 today! We want to help you make big changes to your smile this summer.