Oral Surgery


Oral Surgery Procedures and Recovery: A Guide by Laguna Dental & Orthodontics

At Laguna Dental & Orthodontics, we understand that oral surgery can be intimidating. However, our team of experienced oral surgeons is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and treatment for a range of oral health issues. From wisdom teeth removal to dental implants, jaw surgery, and TMJ disorder treatment, we offer a variety of oral surgery procedures to meet your unique needs. In this article, we'll explore some common oral surgery procedures, what to expect during recovery, and how we can help you through the process.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common oral surgery procedure that involves extracting one or more impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth is one that fails to fully emerge through the gums, causing pain, infection, and other oral health issues. Our oral surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to remove wisdom teeth quickly and comfortably. Recovery from wisdom teeth removal typically involves a few days of swelling and discomfort, but most patients can return to their normal activities within a week.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. The surgical process involves placing a small titanium post into the jawbone, which serves as a stable foundation for a dental crown or bridge. Our team of oral surgeons has extensive experience in dental implant surgery and can help you achieve a healthy, natural-looking smile. Recovery from dental implant surgery can take several months, as the jawbone needs time to fuse with the implant post.

Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery may be recommended for a variety of reasons, including to correct bite problems, improve jaw function, and treat facial injuries. The surgical process may involve realigning the jawbones, moving teeth, and/or removing bone or tissue. Our oral surgeons work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Recovery from jaw surgery can take several weeks or even months, and patients may need to follow a soft-food diet during this time.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a condition that affects the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. It can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty chewing. Our oral surgeons are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorder using a range of techniques, including arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, and open-joint surgery. We work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that relieves your symptoms and improves your quality of life.

Preparing for Oral Surgery

Preparing for oral surgery involves several key steps, including discussing your medical history with your oral surgeon, following any pre-operative instructions carefully, and arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility. Your oral surgeon may also provide specific instructions for diet, medication, and oral hygiene before and after surgery to help ensure a successful recovery.

Recovering from Oral Surgery

Recovery from oral surgery varies depending on the type and complexity of the procedure. In general, you can expect some swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the affected area. Our oral surgeons will provide you with detailed instructions for post-operative care, including pain management, oral hygiene, and diet. It's important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a speedy and successful recovery.

At Laguna Dental & Orthodontics, we're committed to providing you with the highest quality oral surgery care. Our team of experienced oral surgeons is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our oral surgery services.

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