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Oral Surgery Downey CA

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Downey, CA

Oral surgery describes any surgical procedure that involves the structures of the head and neck, including the jaw, teeth, and soft tissues of the oral cavity. We understand that the idea of any surgical procedure can feel intimidating and even anxiety-inducing. At Downey Dental Arts, it is our goal to help you feel calm, comforted, and confident before, during, and after your procedure.

Why Do I Need Oral Surgery?

Your Downey dentist may recommend oral surgery as part of a variety of treatment options, as well as to remedy certain issues. The following are some of the most common reasons why your dentist might recommend surgery.

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What Is Periodontal Surgery?

Periodontal surgery is for patients who are dealing with gum disease. It is not for patients who are in the early stages of the disease (gingivitis). Rather, it is for patients who have experienced bone loss.

In these cases, their gum pockets are too deep to keep clean, which exacerbates the disease. During the procedure, your Downey oral surgeon will remove some of the gum tissue, thereby shortening the pocket depths and making it easier for the patient to clean their teeth and gums.

For patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease, this type of surgery may very well save their teeth.

What Can I Expect at My Oral Surgery Appointment?

At the beginning of your appointment, your Downey dentist will provide you with some form of sedation – from oral medications and nitrous oxide to general anesthesia. Then, they will thoroughly numb your teeth and gums to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

When the surgery is complete and you come out of sedation, our team will review post-op instructions that will help you:

  • Heal in a timely manner
  • Take proper care of your teeth/gums
  • Experience less discomfort

Does Oral Surgery in Downey Hurt?

It is common to experience some discomfort after surgery. During the procedure, you will be sedated and fully numb. Our staff will monitor you and make sure you will be comfortable throughout the surgery.

Once the anesthesia wears off, you will likely experience one or more of the following:

  • Sore gums (where a tooth was extracted, or an incision was made)
  • Sore jaw (from keeping your mouth open during the procedure)
  • Facial/jaw swelling

Ice packs, as well as anti-inflammatory pain medication, can help reduce your symptoms significantly. Your Downey Dental Arts team will walk you through ways to minimize discomfort during the healing process.

However, if you feel that the discomfort you are experiencing is excessive, please contact us immediately. We want to make sure you aren’t dealing with a condition like dry socket or an infection.

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Are You Anxious About Your Dental Surgery?

It is common to be a bit nervous before an oral surgery procedure. Our team fully understands and sympathizes with you and will do all we can to help ease your mind.

Your Downey dentist will explain why they recommend oral surgery. Before your surgery, we will walk you through what to expect at your appointment. During your surgery, you will be surrounded by a caring, compassionate team. After your surgery is over, we will detail ways to make your recovery more comfortable.

At Downey Dental Arts, we’re committed to making sure you feel cared for and confident in your oral healthcare decisions. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to bring them to our attention.

Find Out How Oral Surgery Can Help Restore Your Oral Health

Contact our team today at (562) 445-3363 to find out how oral surgery at Downey Dental Arts can help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile.


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