Oral surgery extends to many different types of dental procedures. Most oral surgery options done by our dentist San Diego CA extend to procedures such as extractions, wisdom teeth removal, implant surgery and root planings and scalings. At the offices of Xusheng MU, DDS, we can help you have healthier, longer lasting teeth.
Thanks to today’s technology, our oral surgery options extend to implants so that those with missing teeth can fix their smiles permanently. Implants can be done for multiple missing teeth, single missing teeth or to help replace a removable denture or bridge. Ask our dentist San Diego CA if you are a candidate for implants. Patients who are candidates for dental implants are those with enough healthy gum and bone to hold the implant in place. The implant is placed in the mouth directly and into the bone socket. Implants are made from titanium, making them extremely strong and durable. In fact, implants are stronger than a natural tooth root. After being implanted, the site is covered with a crown or cap to protect it. The healing process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, at which time visits will be required to check on the status of the implant and to make sure it’s adhering correctly to the bone.
Other types of oral surgery are done to extract teeth, such as impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can completely shift the other teeth out of alignment. They can be very painful and can in fact cause major problems if they aren’t extracted. Our dentist San Diego CA can inform you of the different options as to how we can extract wisdom teeth and what the healing process and recovery times are. If not extracted, impacted wisdom teeth can cause an abscess or infection that can be dangerous.