Many men and women require oral surgery at some point in their lifetime. At Ace Dental Specialties in Fullerton, California, highly trained oral surgeons use advanced dental technology and procedures to ensure optimal oral surgery outcomes in people of all ages. Schedule an appointment with Ace Dental Specialties by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery.
Oral surgery is any type of surgical procedure in which your dentist alters or adjusts your teeth, gums, or jaw. Examples of oral surgeries available at Ace Dental Specialties include wisdom teeth extraction, gum grafting, dental implant placement, and more. The expert team offers sedation dentistry and quality treatments in a warm, welcoming environment.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery, your Ace Dental Specialties provider reviews your oral health history, takes dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. They ask about symptoms you may have and personalize each treatment to best match your needs.
You might be a good candidate for oral surgery if you have impacted wisdom teeth, severe gum disease, receding gums, bone loss, or missing permanent teeth.
To get ready for oral surgery at Ace Dental Specialties, follow your dentist’s instructions. They might ask you to stop taking certain medications, make arrangements for someone to drive you home, and avoid eating or drinking anything prior to your procedure.
Right before oral surgery, your Ace Dental Specialties provider numbs the treatment area and offers sedation to help you relax or fall asleep. They might make a tiny incision in your gums to remove wisdom teeth, insert dental implants, or place gum or bone grafts. Your dentist closes any incisions, uses gauze to control bleeding, and lets you rest in a recovery area.
Have a friend or family member drive you home after oral surgery and follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions. Don’t brush your teeth, drink through a straw, or rinse your mouth until they give you the OK. Get plenty of rest, ice the area as needed, and take medications as directed by your provider. Begin with a soft foods diet and work your way up to solid foods.
If you’ve had wisdom teeth removed, rinse your mouth with salt water if your dentist recommends it. Attend all follow-up appointments after your surgery.
If you require oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, receive dental implants, or undergo grafting or soft tissue repair, you can trust the expert team at Ace Dental Specialties with top-quality care. Book an appointment by phone or online today.