Oral Surgery North Hollywood
Many dental problems can be treated conservatively, but oral surgery allows us to better treat severely damaged or diseased teeth, correct problems associated with gum disease or reduce the problems associated with wisdom teeth. Our North Hollywood oral surgery expert can help you decide if oral surgery is right for you.
Our North Hollywood oral surgeon may recommend oral surgery if you have:
• An impacted tooth or several teeth, which can increase the risk of malocclusions, crowding, infections and other problems
• Periodontal disease that has caused bone or tissue loss
• TMJ disorders, which can affect the way the jaw joint works
• Dental implants, which can be used to replace one or more teeth
• A suspicious lesion or growth, which may be removed for biopsy
Most types of oral surgery can be performed right in our office. Our expert in oral surgery in North Hollywood will carefully examine you as we develop your treatment plan. We will explain our recommendations and what you can expect, and we will explore sedation and anesthesia options as well as any alternative recommendations. Let us know about any medications or supplements you take and any health issues you have so that we can take any additional precautions as needed. On the day of your surgery, you may need someone to drive you to and from our office. This is more likely if you will be having sedation or a deeper form of anesthesia.
North Hollywood Oral Surgery
We will provide you with our aftercare instructions. Any prescriptions will be given to you before you leave, and these should be taken as recommended to help you recover more comfortably. Good dental hygiene will be important during your recovery, but you may need to take extra precautions around the surgical site to avoid disrupting healing tissues. You may also need to schedule a follow-up appointment with our oral surgeon in North Hollywood, who will check to ensure that you are healing as expected and to determine the need for further treatment.
Call us today to learn more about oral surgery or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in North Hollywood.