Oral Surgery Specialist

Smile Country Dental

Dentistry located in Santa Rosa, CA & Napa, CA

Some dental conditions require oral surgery to correct or treat. The team at Smile Country Dental, located in Santa Rosa and Napa, California, offers oral surgery options for many dental health conditions including wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery for TMJ disorders, and tooth extractions. To schedule an initial oral surgery consultation, call or use the online booking tool today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a group of procedures that are performed on the tissues of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, jaw, and face. It is only performed by trained oral surgeons.

What are common types of oral surgery?

Common oral surgeries include:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Bone grafting
  • Oral pathology
  • Crown lengthening
  • Jaw surgery
  • Facial injury correction
  • Deformity correction
  • Impacted canine
  • Ankylosis treatment

The oral surgeon team at Smile Country Dental provides all of the above oral surgeries, however, some procedures are more common. 

Wisdom tooth removal

Wisdom teeth appear around your mid-twenties and are classified as third molars. They have the potential to cause health concerns if they grow crooked or do not have enough room to emerge. 

It is important to consult the team if you have pain when you open your mouth or tenderness when chewing or swelling. These are signs that your wisdom teeth are not growing in correctly. 

The trained oral surgeons at Smile Country Dental utilize state-of-the-art facilities to perform oral surgeries. Multiple methods of sedation dentistry are used to alleviate general anxiety and related pain during the procedures. 

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Before the team at Smile Country Dental performs your oral surgery, they make sure that you understand the procedure fully. They will also give you a list of pre- and post-surgery instructions to follow and ensure maximum success.

Before your surgery, you should:

  • Eat light foods that are easily digested the night before
  • Do not eat or drink anything on the day of your procedure if you are using sedation
  • Arrange someone to stay in the office during the procedure
  • Arrange transportation home 
  • Wear comfortable clothing

After your surgery, it is important to protect the blood clot that forms in your tooth socket. Proven ways to protect the clot include:

  • Do not smoke
  • Do not clean your teeth for the rest of the day
  • Limit strenuous activity for at least 24 hours
  • Eat limited foods

Symptoms such as swelling and pain are expected. If they continue after 48 hours, it is important to notify the team. Other symptoms to watch out for post-surgery include fever and excessive bleeding.

To receive more information about oral surgery options offered at Smile Country Dental, call or use the online booking tool today.