Oral Surgery in West Los Angeles
Dentists Performing Implants, Extractions & More
Oral surgery is a broad term that may refer to a few different procedures. For instance, you may need oral surgery if you are a candidate for dental implants, which are titanium screws put directly into the jawbone with a replacement tooth sitting above the gum line. Surgical wisdom tooth removal occurs when there is no room in the mouth for the wisdom tooth to come in. Our dentists in West Los Angeles have hundreds of hours of advanced training as well a combined 36+ years of field practice. Trust us to take care of your oral surgery needs.
For more information on oral surgery, call Elegant Smile Dental at (310) 707-1008.
To be a candidate for a dental implant, you need to have one or more teeth missing or that require extraction, and your jawbone must be of a certain density. Our dentists will perform an oral health exam, complete with X-rays, to see if you meet these criteria. Once we’ve determined you qualify for dental implants, we can continue with the procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction surgery can get complex depending on how the tooth is impacted and how many wisdom teeth are involved.
There are different types of wisdom tooth impaction, such as:
- Complete bony impaction – Occurs when there is no space for the tooth to erupt
- Partial bony impaction – Occurs when there is space for tooth to partially grow in, but it cannot chew or be cleaned properly
- Soft tissue impaction – The tooth can erupt but there is not room enough to allow for cleaning
When a wisdom tooth is impacted in the bone, it can be a great deal more complicated to remove than a tooth that has already mostly erupted. Our dentists in West Los Angeles can verify the type and depth of your wisdom teeth impaction via X-rays before we even start the procedure.
Our Dentists Perform High-Quality Procedures
Oral surgery can sound scary, but our dentists in West Los Angeles are highly trained and thoroughly experienced. We will make sure you are a good candidate for the surgery and walk you through the procedure beforehand, and do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable and calm throughout. We accept most major insurance plans and offer 0% financing through CareCredit.
Contact our dentists in West Los Angeles at (310) 707-1008 today to schedule your appointment at Elegant Smile Dental.