Whether you need dental implants, an extraction, or a bone graft, Kaivan Kiai, DDS, and the team at Westwood Dental Esthetics can help. From his beautiful, modern clinic in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California, Dr. Kiai offers state-of-the-art oral surgery to safely and effectively improve your oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking with the online tool.
Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed on your oral tissues, which could include your teeth, gums, or jawbone. Many people associate the word surgery with lengthy hospital stays and difficult recovery periods, but oral surgery is quite different.
Westwood Dental Esthetics has a renowned oral surgeon who comes to the office to perform your oral surgery procedure in-house, and most of those procedures are done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home immediately after your treatment.
Some oral surgery procedures offered at Westwood Dental Esthetics include:
If you have a tooth that’s damaged beyond repair or a problematic wisdom tooth, your oral surgeon can extract it. If your tooth has already erupted through your gums, your surgeon simply numbs your mouth and uses forceps to remove it.
If it’s impacted under your gums or jawbone, they make an incision to expose the tooth, then carefully break it up into sections before removing it.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as the foundation for a modern tooth replacement. Your oral surgeon makes a small opening in your jawbone and directly places your implants, where they fuse with your bone tissue and provide support for a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
If you want dental implants but have experienced bone loss in your jaw, you can get a bone graft to augment the amount of healthy tissue available. This procedure involves making an incision to expose the deteriorated area of your jaw and applying grafting material to the site. The graft fuses with your bone tissue and stimulates new growth.
If you need to add bone tissue to the upper rear area of your jawbone, your oral surgeon can perform a sinus augmentation, which is similar to a bone graft but involves carefully lifting up your sinus membrane to insert the grafting material in the appropriate place.
The specifics of your oral surgery depend largely on the service. Before your treatment, Dr. Kiai and your oral surgeon will review the necessary pre-operative instructions so you have a clear understanding of what you need to do to properly prepare.
After your oral surgery, Dr. Kiai sends you home with a set of detailed post-operative instructions. Following these instructions will give you better results and help you heal quickly.
To schedule your oral surgery with Westwood Dental Esthetics, call the office today or make an appointment with the online tool.