Stress-Free Oral Surgery In Buena Park,CA
Stress-Free Oral Surgery In Buena Park, CA
Oral Surgery, Buena Park, California
While “oral surgery” may sound daunting, you can count on our team at Gold Coast Dental Buena Park to help make your treatment smooth and stress-free! Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a lot more common than most people expect, from treating gum disease and oral pathology to removing wisdom teeth or replacing missing teeth. Our oral surgeons have decades of combined experience taking care of our patients’ surgical needs with the gentle, painless, and amazing care that they deserve.
With dental surgery, you want to be sure that your smile is in the hands of a dentist you trust. We conduct comprehensive exams using state-of-the-art equipment and tools, so our team can create a thorough and successful treatment plan. Our gentle and steady hands, keen eyes for detail, and high-quality materials ensure your better, healthier smile is just around the corner. Even when it’s a last-minute dental emergency, you can count on our dedicated team to be there for you with a caring smile and expert oral maxillofacial surgery.
Do you need oral surgery in Buena Park? Call our dental office today at (714) 278-4978 to schedule an appointment with a dental surgeon.
Treating Gum Disease With Oral Surgery
Late-stage periodontal disease requires gum surgery treatments as the gums recede and pockets appear.
Gum Flap Surgery
When gum disease first causes pockets to form, deep cleanings are used to clear them and let the soft tissues heal. However, as deep cleanings are needed more frequently, our team may need to perform gum flap surgery instead. Also called pocket reduction, this dental surgery makes a small cut in the gums, allowing us to pull a small flap back and fully clean the tooth down to the root, similar to a deep cleaning. Once done, the gum flap is tightened back over the tooth to reduce the pocket’s size.
Gum Graft Surgery
If too much of the gums are destroyed by gum disease, your teeth may become loose, and gum recession surgery is required instead. Gum grafts are transplanted where there isn’t enough to restore the missing soft tissues. These grafts often use tissue taken from the roof of your mouth, so it integrates easily and quickly with your gums. As the new material fuses with the old, your gums can re-anchor your smile again and help prevent tooth loss.
Restore Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
With dental implants, our oral surgeons can help you regain the old smile you loved!
Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Implants restore your entire tooth, from root to crown, to give you the confidence of a smile that's absolutely beautiful! They work by installing a titanium post into the socket so that your new tooth is embedded directly into the jaw bone. A dental crown or other restoration is attached to the post with an abutment, completing your new teeth. This process can take two to three visits and one or more surgical treatments to complete depending on your specific needs.
To ensure your implant procedure is a success, our dentists will carry out a thorough exam to make sure you’re an excellent candidate. We take every possible step during installation for an original-looking replacement tooth right from your first consultation until final crown fitting! In some cases, such as with periodontitis or previous prostheses, our oral surgeons may need to perform a bone graft to ensure your implant has the solid foundation needed. However, once everything is in place, you’ll enjoy an amazing smile that lasts a lifetime.
Need Surgical Tooth Extraction?
From dental trauma to impacted wisdom teeth, your emergency tooth extraction will be quick and painless.
178 million Americans have had at least one permanent tooth removed, and an estimated 5 million have their wisdom teeth pulled each year. While most tooth removal can be done without an oral surgeon, this requires the tooth to be fully visible above the gums. Teeth that have broken or stayed submerged (impacted) below the gum line can’t be so easily reached
and must be surgically extracted. During this procedure, your dentist will first numb the tooth and surrounding area before making a small cut in the gums. This gives the oral surgeon access to your hidden tooth. From there, we can continue similarly to a “simple” extraction above the gums. The tooth is loosened from the soft tissues before being pulled free.
In some cases, we may cut the tooth into smaller pieces so the removal process is faster and smoother. The entire process typically takes only 45 minutes. If you need an emergency oral surgeon for tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to call (714) 278-4978 today and make an appointment! Our dental surgery team is here for you and your smile when you need us.
Relax… We’ll Take Care of the Rest
Dental surgery has never been easier in Buena Park...
While dental oral surgery may seem intimidating, you have nothing to worry about at Gold Coast Dental Buena Park. Our experts have years of experience performing treatments from emergency wisdom tooth removal and gum surgery to craniofacial surgery and cleft palate repair. With our steady hands, gentle care, and top dental technology, you can count on us to provide you with the smooth, painless, and stress-free care you deserve.
Is oral surgery painful?
No. Before every treatment, we use a numbing agent that keeps you from feeling anything while we work. Even with oral surgery, the local anesthetic is powerful enough to keep your treatments comfortable and pain-free. Whether it’s tooth extraction, laser gum surgery, implant surgery, or cleft palate repair, you should only feel some slight pressure throughout your time with us.
What should I avoid after oral surgery?
After surgery, your mouth will need to form a blood clot as it heals and recovers. To prevent disrupting the clot, you should avoid strenuous exercise, smoking, alcohol, or drinking anything through a straw for the first few days. You should also avoid crunchy or hard foods that could hurt the surgery site for several weeks as it heals. You’ll also want to avoid eating on that side of your mouth entirely until your mouth heals.
Can I work the next day after tooth extraction?
You should take at least one day off after surgical extraction to allow your mouth time to rest and recover. The first 24 hours are crucial for forming a blood clot and helping the socket heal. If you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take more time off as strenuous activities increase blood flow and risk disrupting any blood clots that may have formed. Without a blood clot, there is a chance that dry socket can develop.
Can you wear makeup during oral surgery?
Don’t feel the need to pretty yourself up for your oral surgery. We don’t recommend wearing makeup, especially lipstick, to your appointment. While it might seem harmless, your makeup can rub off and create a cosmetic mess as our oral surgeons work. However, feel free to bring some lip balm to put on after your treatment in case of chapped lips.
Why do people get gum surgery?
Gum surgery is commonly used to treat severe gum disease, such as with pocket reduction surgery or gum grafts. However, some patients request gum surgery for cosmetic reasons. Gum contouring is commonly used to help reshape gummy smiles and let your pearly whites shine.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. As long as they can come in healthy, they won’t cause any problems in the short or long run. However, impacted wisdom teeth can often come with many issues on the horizon. Left untreated, impactions often lead to damage to nearby teeth, cyst formation, tooth decay, and gum disease. Infection can also cause the gums to become puffy and red and the jaw to become swollen and painful. Some patients even have trouble opening their mouth.
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