Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery in Bixby Knolls

Dentist of Bixby Knolls offers reliable oral surgery in Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach for a variety of dental and periodontal conditions. We are committed to providing you with a safe procedure and an excellent outcome.

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What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery, also known as dental surgery, is a medical procedure to correct issues with the teeth, gums, or jaw. The term extends beyond dentistry and can apply to surgeries that might be needed for acute traumas, for example like a car accident that breaks the jaw.

In dentistry and orthodontics, oral surgery is a tool that is used for a variety of procedures at various levels of complexity, from simple dental implant surgery to full mouth reconstruction.

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What Types of Oral Surgery
Are Performed in Bixby Knolls?

Just because a dental procedure is called “oral surgery,” it does not mean that it is a deeply invasive procedure. Here are some common oral surgeries performed at Dentist of Bixby Knolls:

Dental Implants

One of the most common forms of oral surgery we use at Dentist of Bixby Knolls is to insert dental implants. This is a simple surgery that is performed to place a small titanium screw in the jaw in order to secure a new tooth or dental bridge.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy – or what most people call a root canal for short – is a type of oral surgery performed to repair an infected tooth. The dentist carefully takes out the infected portion of the inside of the tooth, the pulp, and then reseals the tooth with dental filler. This is usually done to try to save the tooth.

Gum Graft Surgery

For people with advanced periodontal disease, a gum graft surgical procedure can help restore lost gum tissue. With gum graft surgery, a piece of gum is usually taken from another part of the mouth to attach to the area where the gum is weak.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

The wisdom teeth are the four large molars at the very back of the mouth. They are found on both the top and bottom rows of teeth. Because wisdom teeth are usually at least partially impacted, removing them requires oral surgery. This procedure is often done on teenagers when the mouth is too small to easily accommodate the incoming wisdom teeth.

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Is Sedation Needed for Oral Surgery in Bixby Knolls?

Sedation for oral surgery ranges in intensity from anesthesia to simply numbing the area that is being worked on. For routine root canals and other minor oral surgeries, we will usually use numbing agents and perhaps recommend over-the-counter pain killing medication. If more advanced sedation is required, we will discuss sedation recommendations prior to the surgery.

For oral surgeries such as wisdom teeth removal, we may prescribe an oral sedative to take prior to the procedure to help you relax and ease any pain from the tooth removal process.

What Is the Cost of Oral Surgery in Bixby Knolls?

With so many different types of oral surgery, we cannot provide a fixed price here on our website. You can contact our office at Dentist of Bixby Knolls to schedule a consultation and get an exact quote. We work with almost all dental insurance providers and also offer affordable financing options to make payments easy and flexible.

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Trust Our Skilled Team with Your Oral Surgery

Contact Dentist of Bixby Knolls today at (562) 287-5175 to learn more about oral surgery options.