While our Los Angeles oral surgery expert uses conservative treatments whenever possible, not all dental problems can be managed with noninvasive procedures. We offer skilled oral surgery for a variety of dental conditions. Our goals are to restore the natural function of your smile, to improve your dental health and to give you back your confidence.
Oral Surgery Los Angeles
You may be a candidate for oral surgery if you have:
• Impacted teeth
Wisdom teeth commonly become impacted as they erupt in the late teens and early 20s, but virtually any tooth can become impacted, or fail to erupt properly. In some cases, teeth that are already crowded can cause impaction, but other factors can also contribute to the problem. If an impacted tooth is not extracted, it can damage adjacent teeth, cause gum infections and permanently affect the health of your smile.
• Severely damaged or decayed teeth
In many cases, we are able to save infected, traumatized or severely decayed teeth with root canal therapy, but some damaged teeth may need to be extracted to reduce the risk to other teeth.
• Tooth loss
When a tooth is lost to periodontal disease, dental trauma or dental disease, replacing it can prevent damage and disease to remaining teeth. Our expert in oral surgery in Los Angeles can place dental implants in a simple outpatient procedure to give you a comfortable, permanent restoration.
Our Los Angeles oral surgery expert may recommend oral surgery for treating or managing other dental issues as well. We create your treatment plan after diagnosing your condition and taking records, such as 3-D images or dental X-rays, which allow us to better identify areas of concern. If you are a candidate for oral surgery, our expert in oral surgery in Los Angeles will work to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Dental sedation may be available for patients who are nervous or anxious. After your procedure, we will give you personalized aftercare instructions that can help you recover comfortably and safely at home.
If you have a dental problem, we can help. Contact our office today to learn more about your oral surgery options or to schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles dentist.