Sometimes oral surgery is necessary to give you back a healthy smile. Oral surgery includes a number of procedures designed to improve the function, health and appearance of your teeth, mouth and jaw. We make every effort to provide you with the most conservative treatment possible, but our Dentist may recommend oral surgery to correct some dental conditions and improve your overall oral health and function.
Some common types of oral surgery include:
- Tooth extraction — this is typically recommended when one or more teeth are decayed, infected or damaged beyond the point where they can be successfully restored
- Wisdom teeth removal — this procedure is usually performed to remove impacted (stuck) teeth or prevent problems that occur when the wisdom teeth come in at an incorrect angle or without enough space to accommodate them
- Jaw (orthognathic) surgery — jaw surgery is usually recommended to treat TMJ disorders or uneven jaw growth, though it may also be performed to improve the fit of oral appliances such as dentures
- Bone grafting — this is typically provided to increase bone density after your supporting bone has deteriorated, usually in preparation for a dental implant
Our Dentist may refer your case to a trusted specialist if it is particularly complex in order to ensure that you receive the high-quality results that you need and deserve.
We invite you to call us at 949-249-8721 for more information about oral surgery in Aliso Viejo, California, and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michelle Eng.