Oral Surgery Gardena CA

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Gardena, CA

If your dentist has recommended you have oral surgery, you may be feeling a little nervous. Some types of oral surgery, however, are very common and there is no need to feel anxious.

No matter what your situation is, Gardena Dental Care has the specialized training and experience to provide treatment and restore your oral health.

Overview: What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a term that encompasses any surgical operation performed on the gums, teeth, jaw and nearby facial structure.

What Are Common Types of Oral Surgery?

Tooth extractions: This is the most commonly performed type of oral surgery. Teeth are removed if they have severely decayed or have experienced some type of trauma or injury. Sometimes teeth will also need to be removed to place dentures. This also includes wisdom teeth, or impacted teeth.

Dental implants: The gold standard for tooth replacement, dental implants are inserted into the jawbone to hold dental crowns, bridges, and dentures permanently in place.

Jaw surgery: Corrective jaw surgery is done to address abnormalities in the jawbone. It can correct facial imbalances, bite functionality and severe misalignments.

Periodontal surgery: This is a procedure done to treat periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease.

Bone grafting: This procedure is done to restore jawbone volume and density so that dental implants can be placed.

Oral Surgery Gardena CA
Oral Surgery in Gardena CA

When Is Oral Surgery Necessary?

A dentist may recommend oral surgery in the following situations:

  • Extreme tooth decay
  • Severely fractured or broken teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Oral cancer
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD, sometimes referred to as TMJ)

Is Oral Surgery Painful?

During any surgery, sedation is used to ensure patient comfort. You should experience no pain or discomfort, but may feel pressure.

Before surgery ever happens, Gardena Dental Care oral surgeons will talk to you extensively about your sedation options. We encourage you to tell us your anxieties and your preferred method of sedation. Your comfort and well-being is more important than anything.

Does Oral Surgery Take a Long Time?

The biggest factors that determine the length of a procedure are the type of surgery being performed and the number of teeth being treated.

Extracting a single tooth can take as little as half an hour, whereas a more complex operation may take several hours.

Oral Surgery Gardena CA
Oral Surgery in Gardena CA

Can I Go Back to Work/School After Oral Surgery?

In general, most patients return to work within a day or two, but for more invasive procedures, it can take more time before you are ready to return to your regular routine.

The best way to get back to your day-to-day activities as soon as possible is to rest.

What Should I Eat After Oral Surgery?

After oral surgery, you will not want to eat foods that are crunchy and hard. You will also want to avoid drinking out of straws.

Choose foods that promote your healing instead, and stock up on soft foods before the day of your surgery. Yogurt, fish, soups, rice and mashed potatoes are good foods that provide nutrients without putting stress on teeth.

Cool foods like ice cream and popsicles can provide some relief to the area and give you a nice treat to look forward to as well.

How Much Does Oral Surgery Cost?

The price of oral surgery greatly varies depending on the type of surgery needed, ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Insurance pays for a portion of many types of oral surgeries, with most covering half of, if not more, of the price.

Gardena Dental Care works with patients to provide detailed pricing and payment options before your surgical appointment.

Oral Surgery Can Improve Your Oral Health

Unsure if you require oral surgery? Contact us at (424) 295-7885 today to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action for your oral health!


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