Lancaster Dental Care Associates
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Lancaster, CA
You may need oral surgery for tooth extraction or treatment for missing teeth. Lancaster Dental Care Associates in Lancaster, California, is a full-service dental practice with a team of experienced oral health experts, including a board-eligible oral surgeon. Kamran Saidara, DDS, and the team want to ensure you get all the dental care you need in-house and provide oral surgery services. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Oral Surgery Q&A
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery includes any surgical procedure that involves your jaw, mouth, and surrounding areas. Oral surgery is a surgical specialty that requires advanced training.
Lancaster Dental Care Associates wants to keep dental care as convenient and accessible as possible. That’s why the full-service dental practice has an on-staff, board-eligible oral surgeon who can perform oral surgery.
What conditions benefit from oral surgery?
There are many oral health conditions that benefit from oral surgery.
Difficult tooth extractions
You may need a tooth extraction to make more room in your mouth before starting orthodontic treatment. Dentists also recommend tooth extractions for a severely damaged or decayed tooth that can’t be saved with a root canal or filling.
The oral surgeon at Lancaster Dental Care Associates performs difficult tooth extractions for teeth that are broken at the gumline or haven’t fully grown in.
Impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that may fail to fully emerge from under your gumline. When this happens, the molar gets trapped or impacted between the jawbone and gum. Your impacted wisdom teeth may cause pain or an infection.
The oral surgeon at Lancaster Dental Care Associates surgically removes impacted wisdom teeth.
The oral surgeons at Lancaster Dental Care Associates may also participate in the placement of dental implants for missing teeth. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that your oral surgeon places in the jawbone.
What can I expect during oral surgery?
The specifics of your oral surgery at Lancaster Dental Care Associates depends on your personal surgical needs, oral health, and medical history. The oral surgeon develops individualized surgical plans specific to your needs and reviews the details with you.
To prevent pain and help you relax, your oral surgeon administers anesthesia prior to the procedure and then performs the necessary surgery.
After the procedure, the team monitors you at the office and then sends you home. You need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your oral surgery, and you should plan on taking it easy for the next few days.
The team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates provides specific care instructions following your oral surgery, including oral hygiene, diet, and pain management. You also have follow-up appointments to monitor your healing.
To learn more about oral surgery at Lancaster Dental Care Associates, call the office or request an appointment online today.