If your wisdom teeth become impacted or you lose multiple permanent teeth, you might benefit from oral surgery to prevent further problems. At Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, Moris Aynechi, DMD, MD, offers several different types of oral surgery, including bone grafting, tooth extractions, and dental implants. If you’re interested in learning more about your various treatment options, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.
Oral surgery is an umbrella term used to describe any surgical operation that affects your face, mouth, or jaw. Not all dentists can perform oral surgery; maxillofacial surgeons like Dr. Aynechi participate in years of additional training and education in order to safely and effectively remove wisdom teeth, perform gum grafts, and place dental implants.
There are several different types of oral surgery. The team at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute regularly performs:
If one or more of your teeth develop a cavity, experience trauma, or becomes impacted, your dentist might recommend a tooth extraction. Simple extractions involve carefully pulling your tooth with dental forceps. For teeth below your gum line, your dentist makes a surgical extraction and divides the tooth into segments. Then, your dentist removes each piece using forceps.
Prosthodontics is a type of oral surgery designed to prepare your teeth for aesthetic procedures. Common examples of prosthodontic surgery include placing dental implants and preparing your teeth to receive prosthetics such as dental crowns, veneers, or fillings.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the most complex type of oral surgery. Some of the operations that fall under this title include corrective jaw surgery, bone grafting, pre-prosthetic bone augmentation, and surgery for cleft lip and cleft palate.
To determine the type of oral surgery you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute. Following an oral exam, discussion of your goals for treatment, and review of your medical history, your provider makes treatment recommendations that align with your individual needs.
If your dentist determines that you need oral surgery, they conduct an initial consultation in-office. During this appointment, it’s important you let the team know about any prescription medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you’re taking, as they may interfere with your anesthesia.
Your dentist also examines your teeth, gums, and jawbones. If you have gum disease or another type of infection, they might administer antibiotic prophylaxis. Premedication is particularly beneficial for people with heart conditions or compromised immune systems.
Following your oral surgery, you’re sent home with painkillers, antibiotics, and a list of recovery instructions. In the first few days following your operation, it’s perfectly normal to experience some pain, swelling, and general discomfort. Make sure to take your medications as prescribed, get plenty of rest, and consume only soft foods like yogurt, soup, or applesauce. You should feel back to normal within a few weeks.
If you’re interested in learning more about oral surgery, make an appointment at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.