Offering the Best in Oral Surgery In Brea, CA
Top Caliber Oral Surgery In Brea, CA
Oral Surgery, Brea, California
One of the unique features that sets us apart from traditional dentists is our knowledge and expertise in the realm of dental oral surgery. This includes emergency tooth extraction, emergency wisdom tooth removal, laser gum surgery, and more. Our years of experience in the field are only rivaled by the comfort and care that we show our patients!
If you believe you're in need of a skilled oral surgeon (or an emergency oral surgeon for that matter), don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to accommodate you, whatever your situation may be. No dental challenge is too great for our team!
Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal
We'll bring you fast relief from those emerging intruders
First, we must deal with any complications, such as gum disease or any infections that will get in the way of the procedure. If your mouth is infected prior to extracting wisdom teeth, we recommend treating the situation with antibiotics beforehand. We may also recommend antibiotics following the procedure, to prevent post-removal infections.
Before the procedure, we administer an anesthetic so that you won't feel a thing when your wisdom teeth are being extracted. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the extraction takes place.
Next, we make an incision to open up the gum tissue where the tooth is located. Any bone that is covering the tooth will be removed. The tissue that connects the tooth to the bone will then be removed as well. In some instances, we'll need to divide the tooth to make it easier to extract. Finally, the tooth itself is removed, and the area is cleaned up. This is repeated for all the wisdom teeth that are to be extracted.
Undergoing Gum Graft Surgery
A comprehensive look at the process
Gum grafts are sometimes necessary to protect one's teeth from the harmful effects of gum recession. Gum recession is a process by which the tissue surrounding a tooth pulls away from the tooth and potentially exposes the root. It's actually quite a common problem; about 4-12% of adults are affected by gum recession, and many do not notice the problem until it has turned into something severe. There are three main types of gum tissue grafts. They include: Connective tissue grafts. This is the most commonly used method to treat exposure of the root. For this procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth. Then tissue from under the flap is removed and stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root. Free gingival grafts.
These operate similarly to connective tissue grafts, except a flap is not created. Instead, a tiny amount of tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and attached to the gums surrounding the root. This method is used when the patient already has thin gums. Pedicle grafts. For this type of procedure, tissue is grafted from the gum around the tooth being repaired, instead of from the roof of the mouth. This method is used when the patient already has a good deal of gum tissue around the tooth. Sometimes, tissue is pulled from a tissue bank rather than from inside one's mouth. It all depends on your unique situation. If you have any questions about the process, give us a call. We're happy to discuss which method will work best for you.
The Right Dentist At The Right Time
There's simply no better choice than Gold Coast
At Gold Coast Dental Brea, we understand that oral surgery can be a little nerve-wracking. The fact is, you have nothing to fear! We're here to lend our ears and listen to all of your questions and concerns, and offer as much advice and support as possible. We're also here to lend our hands and skills in your service. From emergency tooth removal to gum recession surgery, we're ready, willing and able to assist you with whatever your situation may be. If you're in need of oral surgery, give us a call at (562) 356-0948 right away!
What is oral maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves the treatment of oral pathology, with procedures focused on the oral cavity, head, neck, mouth, and jaws. It deals with problems like facial deformity, misaligned jaws, tumors, and cysts of the jaw.
What is craniofacial surgery?
Craniofacial surgery is a specialized surgery that deals with deformities of the head, skull, face, neck, jaws, and related structures. It also includes cleft palate repair.
What should you avoid before oral surgery?
It is recommended that you not eat or drink anything for eight to twelve hours before dental surgery. This includes water. It is also recommended that you do brush and floss before the surgery!
Is laser gum surgery painful?
Nope! Not very much, anyway. Laser treatment is practically always nearly free of pain. Furthermore, any discomfort you may feel can be numbed with anesthetic.
How do I recover from laser gum surgery?
Keep your mouth as clean as possible during the healing process. Don't attempt to brush or floss the treated area until after you've had your post-op visit. You'll also want to refrain from any athletic or aerobic activity for the 48 hours following your procedure.
Will gums grow back after surgery?
Unfortunately, your gums don't grow back the way other tissue does. That's why it's essential to treat the problem of receding gums as soon as possible!
How do you treat dental trauma?
There are various trauma-related dental conditions, such as chipped or fractured teeth, dislodged teeth, and knocked-out teeth, to name a few. Each situation is unique, and we have the skills necessary to handle those emergency dental situations. If you have experienced trauma with your teeth, call us at (562) 356-0948, and we can help you.
How long does pain last after wisdom tooth removal?
Blood should clot within the first 24 hours, followed by a visible improvement in swelling in two to three days. In seven to ten days, any soreness should subside, and you should experience a full recovery.
Should I remove all four wisdom teeth at once?
If all four teeth need to be removed, it's generally recommended to remove them all at once. It will cost less, and the recovery time will be less than if you were to remove them one at a time.
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