Bahia Dental Group
General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Pittsburg, CA
If you learn you need oral surgery, rest assured that the tools and techniques used today are light years beyond what was available in decades past. At Bahia Dental Group in Pittsburg, California, Marzieh Oghabian, DDS, has the expertise needed for amazing outcomes through oral surgery. The process may be far easier than you imagine, so schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about your options and determine a treatment path.
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery includes any dental procedure that treats the tooth or bone tissue beneath your gums. Various types of oral surgery can address specific dental needs. Some of the more common oral surgery procedures are:
- Dental implants
- Removal of impacted teeth
- Wisdom-teeth removal
- Bone grafting to support implants or dentures
- Repair of a fractured jaw
- Lesion removal
Some oral surgeries focus on addressing problems in your jawbone. These procedures can relieve symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder or correct congenital problems with jaw alignment.
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
To clarify, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. In many cases, however, these molars cannot emerge through your gum tissue and become effectively “trapped.” This can lead to pain, swelling, and infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth can also place excess pressure on surrounding teeth, bone, and gums. Tumors or cysts can develop, which can severely damage the bone tissue in your jaw.
Wisdom-teeth removal is a very common type of oral surgery. In fact, many young people view the experience as a rite of passage. There’s no need to be fearful of oral surgery, especially when you’re in the hands of a skilled professional like Dr. Oghabian.
How can I speed recovery after oral surgery?
Dr. Oghabian gives you personalized aftercare advice prior to your procedure. Adhering to her guidelines is the most powerful thing you can do to speed the healing process.
If you’ve been prescribed antibiotics, be sure to take them as directed, even if you see no signs of infection. Be careful to take pain medication only as needed and consider using over-the-counter options when possible.
If you’re a smoker, quitting in advance of your procedure can do wonders to enhance your body’s healing power. Smoking damages your circulatory system and nerve tissue and causes numerous other health concerns.
Familiarize yourself with the signs of infection, including pain, swelling, unusual-smelling fluids, and fever. Most oral surgery procedures will heal promptly with proper care, but if you suspect an infection, don’t hesitate to contact Bahia Dental Group for a quick exam.
To explore oral surgery in greater detail, book a visit today using the online tool or by phone.