Our specially trained professionals at Amador Dental & Orthodontic know that oral surgery can be an intimidating dental procedure for a patient. That’s why we take extra strides to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
What is oral surgery?
Any procedure that involves artificially altering your mouth or jaw is considered oral surgery.
While general dentists are well qualified to perform certain types of oral surgery, there are more complex procedures that only oral surgeons can undertake. They have gone through four to eight additional years of training after dental school to specialize in oral surgery.
What are some types of oral surgery procedures?
Dentists are well equipped to remove many types of teeth. Tooth extractions that are more complicated - like ones involving impacted wisdom teeth - require the expertise of an oral surgeon. Extractions are very common and can be done with general or local anesthesia.
Amador Dental & Orthodontic uses the most modern techniques to ensure that tooth extractions are done as safely and comfortably as possible.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many people don’t have enough space in their mouths for their third molars. Since these teeth do not emerge until later in life - generally between the ages of 17 and 25 - they are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth.
It is best to pay attention early on to wisdom teeth to ensure they do not cause overcrowding or pain. Diagnostic radiography - like taking images with X-rays - along with regular dental visits can help keep track of the movement of wisdom teeth to determine if they need to be removed.
After over 35 years of removing wisdom teeth, you can be confident that Amador Dental & Orthodontic will pay close attention to your jaw and dental movement. We like to maintain active conversations with our patients regarding the steps that can be taken to ensure their smiles look great, perform optimally, and remain healthy.
Though a dentist or prosthodontist can attach a replacement tooth, an oral surgeon may first need to place the artificial root of the dental implant.
We pride ourselves on making our patients as comfortable and pain free as possible. In fact, many patients experience either no or very little pain during and after the procedure.
If you are considering having dental implants placed, our friendly dental professionals at Amador Dental & Orthodontic are here to review the process and options with you.
How will it feel?
Amador Dental & Orthodontic provides a wide range of anesthetic options depending on the patient and type of procedure being performed.
Our patients are made as comfortable as possible with local anesthesia and sedation. We also provide general anesthesia when it is best for the patient to be unconscious during the procedure.
The safety and comfort of our patients is our highest priority. All options will be discussed in detail prior to treatment to make sure you are as pain free and comfortable as possible throughout the procedure and during recovery.
How do I know if I need oral surgery?
The best way to determine if you need to have any oral surgical procedures done is to make an appointment with a dentist.
A typical dental visit includes a visual examination of your mouth and jaw in which the dentist may be able to determine if oral surgery is needed. X-ray imaging may also be done to inspect potential problems that are not visible on the surface.
After over 35 years Amador Dental & Orthodontic has taken care of patients with all degrees of oral surgery needs ranging from simple and routine to complex and challenging.
Call us at (925) 484-4406 to schedule a dental appointment to determine if oral surgery is right for you.