When you need oral surgery in Livermore, South S Family Dental Care provides you with the highest quality care.
At South S Family Dental Care, we take pride in offering our patients a full range of services, including oral surgery in Livermore. Our trained professionals are ready with the latest technologies utilized by the most skilled hands for oral surgery with minimal pain.
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the design, manufacturing, and implementing of prosthetics for the teeth and other parts of the mouth. In many cases, this requires surgery.
When it comes to prosthodontics, there are many options that you and your dentist can discuss to restore your mouth.
You can refer to the crowns and bridges, dental implants, and dentures sections for more information on those. With our oral surgery in Livermore, we offer a full spectrum of options for the most aesthetic and comfortable solutions possible.
When a tooth has loosened too much or has incurred more damage (either from injury or decay) than can be repaired with a filling or root canal, you may need tooth extraction. In some cases, a tooth extraction can be implemented to fix an overcrowded mouth, allowing the space needed for a proper bite (such as with wisdom teeth).
Before any oral surgery, your Livermore dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic. In some cases, we may use a general anesthetic so that you are not awake for the procedure.
If your tooth is impacted (blocked from breaking through the gum), gum and bone tissue covering the tooth may be removed so that the tooth can be extracted. In the case of a tooth that has already come in, the tooth will be loosened with a gentle rocking motion and pulled. If it doesn’t come free easily, it may be removed in pieces. Once the tooth is removed, your dentist will pack gauze and have you bite down to slow the bleeding. Sometimes, a few self-dissolving stitches will be needed to keep the area intact as it heals. Our highly trained staff will make you feel safe and comfortable throughout the whole process.
Once the procedure is finished and you’re okay to leave, your dentist will send you home to recover. You’ll be given gauze to bite down on, which should be left for a few hours and changed as needed. Recovery typically takes a few days. In many cases, over-the-counter pain medication is all that is needed.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
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