When it comes to maintaining your dazzling smile, sometimes a simple cleaning or filling just won’t cut it. That’s where oral surgery comes into play. Let’s delve a bit deeper into what oral surgery involves and how Dr. Jonah Tabrizi at El Dorado Hills Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is the dentist you’ll want by your side.
Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry that addresses issues beyond the surface of your teeth. It ranges from relatively straightforward procedures to more complex ones. And while the term “surgery” might sound a tad intimidating, with today’s advanced techniques and our team’s expertise, it’s a lot less daunting than you might think!
Reasons for Oral Surgery
The reasons one might need oral surgery are vast, including:
- Addressing impacted teeth: When a tooth doesn’t have enough space to fully emerge from the gums — like wisdom teeth — removal can keep your mouth healthy and pain-free.
- Tackling jaw-related issues: From aligning the bite to addressing TMD.
- Preparing the mouth for orthodontics: It’s all part of the journey to a healthy, functional smile!
- Treating facial injuries: Accidents happen! We can get you back on track.
- Handling severe oral infections: We’ll take care of it, and help make sure it doesn’t come back!
Types of Oral Surgery
Oral surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. Here are some of the common procedures:
- Tooth Extractions: Sometimes, teeth need to be removed due to decay, disease, or crowding.
- Dental Implants: A long-term solution for missing teeth, offering a natural look and feel.
- Maxillofacial Surgery: This involves treating injuries, defects, and diseases in the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery: For those with misaligned jaws, this procedure can significantly improve quality of life.
Oral Surgery FAQ
- How long is the recovery from oral surgery? Most patients are back to their regular routine in a few days, but this can vary based on the procedure.
- Can I drive myself home? With certain types of anesthesia, you won’t be able to safely drive after surgery. Make sure you have a family member or friend ready to take you home!
- Will the surgery be painful? You’ll be pleased to know that thanks to modern anesthesia and pain management techniques, discomfort during and after surgery is often minimal.
- What about aftercare? Dr. Tabrizi will provide you with a detailed aftercare plan, tailored to your specific procedure.
Pricing and Insurance
We get it, the cost is often a significant concern. But investing in oral surgery can be a game-changer for your health and overall well-being. Think about the benefits: improved oral function, increased confidence, and prevention of more serious issues down the road.
Many dental insurance plans do cover a portion of oral surgery costs. And guess what? Our dedicated team is always here to help you navigate through your insurance options, ensuring you leverage all your benefits. When you weigh the advantages of oral surgery against the potential risks and expenses of not addressing certain issues, the value becomes clear.
Call to Schedule an Appointment Today
If you think you might require oral surgery, or you just have a few more questions, give us a call at (916) 941-1515. Dr. Jonah Tabrizi and our friendly team are here to guide you through every step. Whether it’s a simple extraction or a more involved maxillofacial surgery, you’re in safe and skilled hands.
Remember, at El Dorado Hills Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we’re all about ensuring you wear your best smile every single day. We look forward to seeing you soon!