Oral surgery includes any surgical procedure we perform in and around your jaw and mouth to improve the functionality of your teeth and your facial appearance. Many oral surgeries are performed for different reasons. You may visit our clinic and speak to us about your requirements. After examining your mouth, we may choose from surgeries like root canal therapy, implants, cosmetic procedures, and others.
Types of Oral Surgery
- Root Canal Therapy
It is the most common oral surgery of all. A root canal saves you from tooth extractions and relieves the pain and sensitivity. When you do not maintain proper oral hygiene, your teeth start to decay, and when the decay reaches your dental pulp, it may lead to severe damage. The infected pulp causes pain, swelling, and discomfort. We perform this procedure and remove the decayed portion of the teeth and extract the infected pulp. The exposed area is then filled using dental fillings.
- Dental Implants
The popularity of dental implants has increased manifold, and for all the right reasons. Earlier, only dentures were looked upon as a treatment of missing teeth. But today, you can also opt for dental implants to restore them permanently. Dental implants are a replacement for the roots of your teeth. This procedure is used to secure crowns to your jawbone using titanium studs - a material that is lightweight, biocompatible, and safe to use. We perform dental implants to replace your teeth in case of disease, decay, oral cancer, and other events.
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
It is the removal of four adult teeth located at the back top and bottom corners of your mouth. Your wisdom teeth are the last molars erupting between 17 and 25 years of age. When they do not have enough space to grow, they become impacted, thus leading to pain, swelling, and even oral infections. This outpatient procedure is performed by administering local anesthesia and then removing your teeth. After it, you may feel some pain and swelling, but it goes away within a few days.
- Cosmetic Oral Surgeries
As the name suggests, oral cosmetic surgeries are solely performed to enhance the appearance of your smile. You may opt for cosmetic procedures if you have cracked, chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth. We also perform a cosmetic dental procedure for discolored teeth. Visit our dental clinic, and we will examine your mouth and choose from among the treatments like dental veneers, crowns, professional tooth cleaning, and others.
Looking for a dentist in West Los Angeles, CA? Please reach out to the Dillon-Costantino Dental team in West Los Angeles, CA, to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Dillon, Dr. Costantino, Dr. Pomerantz, or Dr. Kemper. We look forward to receiving your call at (310) 475-0617.