When you find yourself in need of oral surgery, knowing that you have an experienced and skilled dentist can tame some of the stress involved. Robert Tingilian, DDS, Tom Shanakian, DDS, and the team at Comfort Care Dental in Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California, have extensive experience performing a wide range of oral surgeries. Call today or use the online scheduling feature to make your first appointment.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is oral surgery?
Proper oral care habits like brushing and flossing your teeth as well as regular teeth cleaning are important in maintaining the health of your teeth in the long run. However, even with these important habits, many people will need to have oral surgery at some point in their life. As its name implies, oral surgery is any surgical procedure that is performed in or around the mouth.
There are many different kinds of oral surgery, all aimed at addressing a specific problem. Surgery can be aimed at removing or correcting issues with the teeth, realigning the jaw, removing a tumor, and much more. With Dr. Tingilian, Dr. Shanakian, and the team at Comfort Care Dental, you know that you will receive the expert care and focused attention that you deserve.
What are common oral surgeries?
There are many different kinds of oral surgery. However, some of the more common ones include:
Wisdom tooth removal
Perhaps one of the most well-known oral surgeries, wisdom tooth removal is often necessary when the third set of molars starts to grow in, usually in the teenage or early adulthood years. These molars can often crowd the nearby teeth, causing pain and other problems.
In addition to wisdom tooth crowding, other teeth can grow in an overcrowded fashion, leading to gum problems, cysts, and other issues. When this happens, surgical tooth extraction may be necessary.
Tooth implants are a long-lasting and effective way to replace missing teeth, restoring both function and appearance. They’re installed through a surgical process where a tooth root is implanted into the jawbone and restored with the use of a crown.
This is a partial list. Speak with the team at Comfort Care Dental regarding your options when it comes to oral surgery.
What can I expect at my appointment?
Since oral surgery can address such a wide range of issues, your experience may vary widely depending on what type of surgery you’re having performed. During surgery, local or general anesthesia may be used to ensure that you have a comfortable experience. Following surgery, pain medication may be necessary, as it is common to experience some soreness.
To learn more about oral surgery, use the online booking feature or call today to schedule your first appointment.