General dentists do many of the same treatments as specialty dentists like oral surgeons. They do oral surgery to extract impacted teeth, place implants, and other procedures using mild or moderate sedation or local anesthesia. However, if the patient needs general anesthesia, our dentists refer patients to oral surgeons.
Our dentists in Poway, CA, take care of surgeries like extracting teeth, embedding dental implants, or doing root canals. For most people, these surgeries explained below only require mild to moderate sedation to numb the gums and teeth to prevent discomfort.
One of the most common surgeries for many adults is “Wisdom Teeth,” or third molar extractions. The third set of molars attempt to break through the gums at around ages 17 to 21, but they can come in a little later in life too. Most people have trouble with them because they are far back in the mouth and don’t often have room to erupt. Since they often don’t have room to come in, they can grow in under other teeth.
Oral surgery near you is usually the only way to remove these teeth. Some indications that you may experience as they try to grow in are:
If you have these symptoms, book an appointment with our dentists near you.
Oral surgery in Poway, CA, may include placing dental implants in your top or bottom jaw. If you want realistic replacement teeth, dental implants or an implant-supported bridge are two options. This surgery involves using a scalpel to open your gum to expose the jawbone so that our dentists can place the implants. This surgery requires numbing your gums so that you’re comfortable during it.
Dentists trained in surgery can also perform surgical tooth extractions when necessary. Of the millions of extractions dentists perform every year, many are surgical extractions because teeth break due to decay, falls, or chewing on non-food objects. Our dentists can take care of these extractions in their offices instead of referring you to surgeons.
If you need oral surgery for these reasons or others, call Heavenly Smiles Dentist to book an appointment to have your smile fixed surgically.