Common Oral Surgery Procedures

santa rosa oral surgery options

Oral surgery can take on complicated issues that your general dentist or orthodontist cannot address alone, ranging from extracting wisdom teeth to securing new dental implants. Our team offers these procedures in-house with a team that has experience with the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Trauma Team! In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about our approach to oral surgery, and how we can use these procedures to offer results that not only improve the health and function of your smile, but your overall smile beauty too!

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth erupt in our late teens and early 20s, and can cause major complications as there simply isn’t room for them. To avoid painful impactions, misalignment, and other negative impacts, we could take them out before they arrive! Our team will gently remove them prior to eruption so you can enjoy better oral health and smile stability. If they have already erupted and caused problems for your smile, we can still plan an extraction and orthodontics can help correct the alignment concerns brought on by their arrival. Don’t let these additional molars cause problems for your smile, reach out to our team for a safe and gentle tooth extraction. Our team can also extract teeth too damaged or decayed/infected to be treated, or to make room for orthodontic treatment or pave the way for a set of dentures.

Bracketing Impacted Teeth

When a tooth only partially erupts, this is known as an impaction. This could change the appearance of the smile and also interrupt your progress with orthodontics. But our team can help by bracketing these impacted teeth into their proper position. The procedure involves our team attaching a bracket to the impacted tooth and then another to a nearby tooth. We then connect these two with a small chain, and adjust tension in the chain to help move the tooth into proper position. Once complete, you can move forward with your orthodontic treatment.

Jawone Grafting and Sinus Lifts

When you lose a major amount of your natural teeth, this could gradually weaken and erode the jawbone, which means you obtain an older appearance, further tooth loss, and that your jaw may not be able to support dental implants, limiting your tooth replacement options. But our team can help! With jawbone grafting, we use structure taken from other parts of your body, or from a donor or synthetic source, to rebuild the lower jaw. You then have enough structure to support a dental implant. For the upper jaw, we could conduct a sinus lift, raising the sinus floor to uncover new tissues that ensure we can successfully place one or more dental implants.

Jaw Surgery

Whether due to concerns with the natural growth smile, or a serious injury, your jaw could be uneven and imbalanced, and require surgery. Correcting the balance and position of your jaw can also help improve overall facial esthetics too! Our team can move the jaws in or out, up or down, and boost overall balance with orthognathic surgery.

Dental Implant Placement

If you have lost one or more of your teeth, then we can offer replacement with dental implants. As we touched on above, these are inserted into the jawbone and act like new roots, which keeps your smile whole and secure, and allows them to last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime. We can offer replacement for individual missing teeth, or All-On-Four to replace an entire smile in only one visit. Our team can also use them to help address facial trauma or damaged jaws that have caused tooth loss, so we can rebuild your smile around your dental implants.

If you have any questions about our approach to oral surgery, or if you would like to schedule a visit to see if you need treatment to address issues that have caused your discomfort or concerns with your jaw, then contact our team. We focus on quality care to improve the health and function of your smile, but we also factor in your facial esthetics too when we rebuild your smile or address serious concerns with tooth loss, wisdom teeth, or jaw imbalance.

Learn More About Our Oral Surgery Options in Santa Rosa, CA

We want to help you smile with confidence and enjoy good oral health by offering oral surgery with care and precision. To learn more about how we can address complicated issues with your smile, then give us a call at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at (707)545-4625 today! We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health, and oral surgery can make that possible, so reach out today to start your journey to your best smile!