Whether you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, dental implants, or reconstruction after a facial injury, the team at Pine Center Dental Group in Chino Hills, California, can help. They offer state-of-the-art oral surgery services to repair and restore your dental health. If you’re looking for expert oral surgery services, call Pine Center Dental Group or schedule a consultation online today.
Oral surgery addresses issues in your mouth. It’s often combined with maxillofacial surgery, which focuses on your jaw and face. There are many reasons why you might need oral surgery, including injuries, structural abnormalities, wisdom teeth problems, and abnormal growths.
The Pine Center Dental Group team performs various oral surgeries, and some of the most common include:
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgery to address issues such as overcrowding and impaction.
Many people don’t have enough room in their mouths to accommodate their wisdom teeth, which can lead to overcrowding and other painful issues. Impacted wisdom teeth don’t erupt correctly, which can lead to infection and pain.
The team also offers dental implant placement procedures. If you’re missing a tooth, your dentist might recommend surgically implanting a prosthetic tooth to restore your smile and dental function.
Some people need bone grafts before receiving dental implants or bone reshaping surgery to prepare their jaw for dentures or bridges. Your dentist might also recommend surgery to widen your palate in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The Pine Center Dental Group team provides customized instructions to prepare for your surgery. Depending on your procedure, you might need to fast for several hours before your appointment.
In most cases, oral surgeries are outpatient procedures. You should also arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your appointment.
Your dentist provides aftercare instructions and prescribes medication to prevent infection and reduce any post-surgical swelling or pain. Although, in many cases, an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory can control any discomfort.
You might want to stick to liquids and soft foods for a couple of days after your oral surgery. Don’t use a straw for drinking, as the suction can dislodge the clots that form after tooth extraction.
You can usually resume regular at-home brushing and flossing 24 hours after oral surgery, but you need to take extra care around an extraction or incision site. Attend any follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing correctly.
Call Pine Center Dental Group or make an appointment online today if you need expert oral surgery services.