Oral Surgeon in Los Alamitos
The oral surgeon team at Volterra Dental manages cosmetic, functional, and pathologic dental problems with a range of effective oral surgeries, including tooth extractions and dental implants.
Our ultimate goal is to improve the functioning and appearance of your smile. To learn more about finding the right oral surgeon in Los Alamitos and the greater Orange County area call the office at (562) 501-3188 or use the form below to request your consultation online.
Oral Surgery Q & A
Oral surgery is the umbrella term for an array of dental procedures, most of which your dentist performs in the office. Oral surgery can range from minor to more invasive and encompasses both the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, developmental or genetic face deformities, traumatic injuries, and cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.
When needed, the Volterra Dental team efficiently manages aesthetic, functional, and pathologic dental problems with oral surgery.
If you experience anxiety and apprehension during your dental visit and oral surgery, your Volterra Dental dentist provides sedation options. Sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease and allow you to relax in the dental chair for your procedure.
Different conditions call for different types of oral surgery:
- Tooth Extraction: Tooth extraction involves the surgical removal of your tooth. This oral surgery is often necessary when a tooth is decayed or badly damaged. Tooth extractions are also common when your wisdom teeth are impacted and form in a position that inhibits proper growth.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery: Corrective jaw surgery can involve TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, and surgeries for trauma to the jaw, malocclusion, and other reasons.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that hold your dentures and other dental prostheses in place and provide stability. The dental implants bond to your jawbone over time in a process called osseointegration. Bone grafting procedures might be necessary for the proper placement of dental implants in the jaw, depending on the condition of the jaw.
- Biopsy: A biopsy is a surgical procedure to remove a piece of tissue for testing. The signs of oral cancer often aren’t obvious. If your dentist notices an abnormality in or near your mouth, face, neck, or jaw, he might perform a biopsy for diagnosis.
Dental technology, equipment, and techniques for oral surgeries have improved significantly. You can have most oral surgeries in the Volterra Dental office, so there’s no long waiting list, and in most cases, you can return home immediately afterward.
Your recovery period depends on the type of surgery performed, but today’s surgeries offer less recovery and more efficiency than ever before.
The dentists at Volterra Dental are highly qualified and experienced in performing oral surgeries. Call the office at (562) 501-3188 or schedule your appointment online today.