When is Oral Surgery an Option?

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Hearing the term “oral surgery” may conjure up some scary images in your mind, but some conditions and dental issues can be best managed through surgical interventions. The reality of oral surgery is that most procedures are performed right in our office, where we take every possible precaution to ensure your comfort and safety. Most patients heal quickly and are back to their normal routine shortly after the surgery, though.

Our Northridge dentist may recommend oral surgery if you:

• Have impacted teeth
• Need to have your wisdom teeth extracted
• Are a candidate for dental implants
• Have advanced periodontitis
• Have TMJ disorder
• Have a badly decayed or diseased tooth

Oral surgery may also be needed if you have a malignancy, sleep apnea or certain severe bite abnormalities. Most procedures are performed using local anesthetic to ensure that you feel nothing but relaxed while the procedure is being done. Sedation is available to help you feel deeply relaxed during the surgery, also. Some patients may need other types of anesthesia depending on their surgical needs.

After your procedure, we will provide you with complete aftercare instructions. These instructions are designed to help you avoid potential complications and facilitate healing. We may also prescribe antibiotics or pain medicine. Call us today to learn more about oral surgery or to schedule an appointment with our expert in oral surgery in Northridge.

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