Gentle, Expert Treatment
If you need oral surgery in National City and you’re nervous about your procedure, NexGen Dentistry is where you want to be. At our office, Dr. Yavari specializes in minimally-invasive oral surgery. Using the latest tools and techniques, our team can provide you with the care you need. And with sedation options like general anesthesia available, you can sleep through your entire appointment. Get more details below, or contact us now for an appointment.
Preparing for Implants
Losing a tooth can weaken your jaw bone over time. If you want to replace a missing tooth with an implant, you may need a bone graft to ensure the implant can be secured to your jaw bone properly.
In this procedure, your gums and jaw bone are opened up, and bone material is carefully packed into the opening by Dr. Yavari. Then, the area is cleaned and sutured shut. Over time, the additional bone material will stimulate the growth of healthy bone in the surgical site, preparing it for the placement of a dental implant.
Smoothing Your Jaw Bone
If you’re missing one or more teeth and you want to replace them with dentures or dental implants, you may need alveoloplasty, also called “jaw ridge smoothing.” After tooth loss, the bone near the tooth socket may be very sharp and jagged, which can lead to issues when fitting dentures or dental implants.
So in this procedure, Dr. Yavari will fold back the gum tissue, and then use a high-powered handpiece to smooth out the sharp ridges of the jaw bone. Once the procedure is complete, the gums will be clean and sutured in place to heal.
Removing Troublesome Teeth
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are the final set of 4 molars, which tend to erupt around the ages of 17-25. Most people do not have enough space in their mouths for wisdom teeth, so they often grow crooked, and can damage and displace the surrounding teeth.
With wisdom teeth extractions, Dr. Yavari can quickly remove these teeth if they’re not growing in properly. We offer both basic extractions for wisdom teeth that are fully erupted, as well as surgical extractions for impacted (not fully erupted) wisdom teeth.
What to Expect
The Oral Surgery Process
To begin, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Depending on whether or not you chose sedation with general anesthesia for your treatment, you may be unconscious, and able to sleep through the entire procedure.
Then, Dr. Yavari will follow a surgical plan to conduct your oral surgery based on the images, x-rays, and information gathered about your mouth during the preparation process. Depending on the procedure, we may use both laser tools and traditional dental tools to provide you with the best possible outcome.
Once your procedure is over, your mouth will be cleaned and disinfected, and you’ll be sent home. If you choose to be sedated, you will need to bring someone with you to take care of you, drive you home, and make sure you’re safe after your treatment.
The Healing Process
The precise steps you’ll need to take after your oral surgery vary, depending on the procedure. However, you will typically need to rest and relax for at least 2-3 days, avoiding exercise and heavy exertion. Most oral surgeries also require you to take special steps to keep the surgical site clean, and to eat a diet of mostly soft foods for at least a week.
To ensure that your mouth heals properly, you’ll need to follow all of the instructions provided to you by Dr. Yavari. She will give you a comprehensive list of steps to take while you rest and recover. Following these instructions to the letter will ensure that you minimize your risk of complications, and speed up the recovery process.