General dentists do many of the same treatments as specialty dentists like oral surgeons. They perform oral surgery to extract impacted teeth, place implants and perform 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 care for surgeries like extracting teeth, embedding dental implants, or 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 attempts to break through the gums at around ages 17 to 21, but they can also come later in life. Most people have trouble 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 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 are:
If you have these symptoms, book an appointment with our dentists.
In Poway, CA, oral surgery 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 oral surgery procedure 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 yearly, 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 dental surgeons. If you need oral surgery for these reasons or others, call Heavenly Smiles Dentist to book an appointment to surgically fix your smile.