Oral surgery is a procedure to correct diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and oral and maxillofacial tissue.
Some oral surgery procedures are:
Stuck (Impacted) Teeth: Sometimes, wisdom teeth and any other teeth don’t emerge from the gum and become trapped under it. This causes pain, swelling and sometimes infection of the gum tissue. Oral surgery is done to remove these problematic teeth.
Tooth Loss: When someone loses a tooth due to an accident or infection, dental implants can be placed to replace them. With this procedure, the patient gets a tooth root implant in the area of the missing tooth which is used to anchor the tooth.
Jaw Related Problems: Oral surgery is often used to correct unequal jaw growth, improve the fit of dentures and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Oral pathology: Oral surgery is used to remove unusual growths or tissues inside the mouth, such as cyts, tumors, or other infections. The removed tissue is usually submitted as a biopsy to a special lab for analysis to determine the exact problem and perform appropriate further treatment and follow-up.
In this section, we will discuss some of the oral surgery services performed in our dental office located in Pasadena, CA. Please refer to the dental implants section for more information on how this remarkable technology can be used to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile!
Oral Surgery Services