Common Oral Surgery Procedures

Posted on: June 8, 2016


At United Family Dental Group, we perform common oral surgery procedures that can be used to improve your oral health. We have the skills and expertise necessary to ensure that your teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible, even if oral surgery is necessary for doing so. If you live in the 91331 area and have been told that you need a wisdom tooth extraction or you are interested in replacing teeth with dental implants, call (818) 473-1142 to discuss the options available to you.

Common Oral Surgery Procedures

Wisdom teeth extractions.

It is typical for people in the Arleta area to schedule wisdom teeth extractions. There are several reasons for needing to have your wisdom teeth removed. This includes having wisdom teeth that grow in impacted or sideways. If your wisdom teeth grow in impacted, they are essentially trapped underneath the gum, or at least a portion of them are. What happens is, a pocket is created where food and bacteria can easily become trapped in between your impacted wisdom tooth and your next molar. As a result, food and bacteria tend to build up, and your wisdom tooth and surrounding molars can become infected. This is dangerous to your oral health and creates a clear and compelling reason to schedule a wisdom teeth extraction at our office. Additionally, many people schedule a wisdom tooth extraction because they have worn braces and are concerned about their teeth shifting out of position as the wisdom teeth grow in. This is an understandable concern, and at United Family Dental Group, we can let you know if that is likely to happen after conducting an examination and taking x-rays. By determining whether or not you have enough room in your mouth for your third set of molars, we can let you know if you should have them removed before they put pressure on the surrounding teeth.

Dental implants.

At United Family Dental Group, we regularly replace missing teeth with dental implants. If your teeth have fallen out due to infection, decay, dental damage, or age, you may be a good candidate to replace them with dental implants. In our Arleta, CA office, we can use dental implants to replace one or several teeth. This is the most natural-looking and durable way to do so because this is the only procedure where you receive a surgically placed root in addition to a new tooth. Once the dental implants have been placed underneath the gum tissue and secured to the jawbone, the bone and implant will fuse together through the process of osseointegration. As a result, your dental implants will be just as strong and durable as your natural teeth have been. Once your new tooth is secured to the implant, you will have teeth that look so natural, you will be unable to tell the difference between your implants and natural teeth when smiling, eating, or brushing your teeth. This makes them far more convenient than wearing dentures or other dental prosthetics.

Schedule a Consultation in Arleta, CA

When you visit our 91331 office for oral surgery, we will first conduct a thorough examination and take x-rays. We will then identify what your options are for solving your dental challenges and present them to you. We will also discuss the sedation options that will be available for your procedure, so we can create a plan to keep you as comfortable as possible. Finally, we will discuss aftercare and what you can expect when recovering from your procedure. To discuss your options in further detail, call (818) 473-1142.

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