Surgical Procedures Huntington Beach CA
Dentistry has evolved significantly over the years, offering a wide range of surgical procedures to address various oral health issues. From wisdom teeth removal to complex full mouth reconstruction, these procedures are essential for maintaining oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. Our Huntington Beach oral surgeon at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can perform your necessary surgical procedures.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, these teeth often cause problems due to their late arrival, lack of space, or improper alignment. Wisdom teeth removal is a common surgical procedure designed to prevent potential issues such as impaction, crowding, pain, and infection.
During the procedure, our dentist will administer local anesthesia or sedation to ensure the patient's comfort. The tooth is then carefully extracted, and any necessary stitches are placed to aid in the healing process. Wisdom teeth removal can prevent future dental problems and alleviate existing discomfort.
Tooth extractions are performed for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, or orthodontic treatment planning. Dentists aim to save natural teeth whenever possible, but sometimes extraction becomes necessary to protect overall oral health.
During a tooth extraction, the dentist will numb the area, loosen the tooth from its socket, and will gently remove it. After the extraction, the patient is given post-operative care instructions to promote healing and prevent complications.
Full mouth reconstruction, also known as full mouth restoration or rehabilitation, is a comprehensive and complex procedure that involves restoring or replacing all of a patient's teeth. This procedure is often recommended for individuals with extensive dental problems, including severe decay, missing teeth, gum disease, and bite misalignment.
A full mouth reconstruction typically involves a combination of procedures such as extractions, dental implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, and orthodontic treatment. The treatment plan is customized to address each patient's unique needs, restoring their oral health, function, and aesthetics.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to restore or augment the bone in the jaw. It is commonly performed before dental implant placement to ensure that there is sufficient bone to support the implant. In cases of bone loss due to trauma, infection, or natural atrophy, bone grafting helps rebuild the necessary bone structure for successful implantation.
The grafting material, which can be taken from the patient's own body, a donor source, or a synthetic material, is placed in the deficient area. Over time, the grafted bone fuses with the existing bone, creating a strong foundation for dental implants or other restorative procedures.
Ridge augmentation is a surgical procedure that aims to restore or rebuild the natural contour and height of the jaw ridge after tooth extraction or bone loss. It ensures that the jawbone is properly shaped and has enough support for dental implants or dentures.
During ridge augmentation, our dentist uses bone grafting techniques to build up the ridge. This not only improves the aesthetics of the smile but also enhances the functionality and stability of dental restorations.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment used to promote healing and tissue regeneration in oral surgery. It involves extracting a small amount of the patient's blood, processing it to concentrate platelets and growth factors, and then injecting the PRP into the surgical site.
PRP accelerates the healing process, reduces inflammation, and enhances the overall outcome of surgical procedures. It is commonly used in dental implant surgery, bone grafting, and gum tissue grafting.
Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is performed to correct severe misalignments of the jaw or facial structure. This procedure can address issues such as overbites, underbites, open bites, and facial asymmetry that may cause functional problems or aesthetic concerns.
Orthognathic surgery involves precise planning and collaboration between oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and other dental specialists. The surgery can significantly improve a patient's ability to bite, chew, speak, and breathe properly, as well as enhance their facial symmetry and appearance.
Oral pathology is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the study and diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. Oral pathologists are experts in identifying and managing a wide range of oral conditions, including oral cancer, ulcers, cysts, and other abnormalities.
When patients present with unusual oral symptoms or lesions, we perform biopsies and laboratory tests to determine the nature of the condition and develop appropriate treatment plans. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in managing oral pathology and preventing the progression of serious diseases.
Dental trauma refers to injuries or damage to the teeth, gums, or other oral structures resulting from accidents, falls, sports injuries, or other traumatic events. These injuries can range from chipped teeth to more severe issues like tooth displacement or tooth loss.
Prompt evaluation and treatment are essential when dental trauma occurs. Treatment may involve repositioning displaced teeth, splinting, and other interventions to save or restore damaged teeth and tissues.
Oral Surgery Huntington Beach
If you are experiencing dental issues or require a surgical procedure, it is essential to seek professional dental care. Consult with us at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to discuss your concerns, receive a thorough evaluation, and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your oral health needs. Schedule your appointment today at 657-384-2787.