Oral Surgery Procedures in Orange County
At the Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, we provide a variety of oral surgery procedures for patients of all ages from our four Orange County surgical centers. For detailed information about the procedures we offer, review the list below.
Wisdom teeth are the last molars to develop in both the upper and lower jaw and are the furthest back in the mouth. Often times, wisdom teeth can erupt at angles that can cause functional difficulties for surrounding teeth and gums. We offer comprehensive wisdom teeth evaluation and removal for patients in Orange County.
Canine or “Eye teeth,” are the teeth third -from-center both the upper and lower jaw. They are also the second most likely teeth to become impacted (next to wisdom teeth) — which means they can encounter difficulty erupting properly. Our oral surgeons provide specialized procedures to address impacted canines in both children and adults.
Oral surgery procedures such as dental implant placement may require bone grafting (the transplanting of bone tissue) for best results. You can learn more about bone grafting procedures offered by our team by following the link above.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a biologic concentrate obtained by taking a sample of blood from a patient and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich fraction. This concentrate is then re-injected into targeted areas to promote healing and tissue growth. Recently, PRP injections have been introduced with great success to variety of procedures, including bone grafting and TMJ treatment. We are proud to offer PRP injections as a component of our oral surgery care at our Orange County offices.
The temporomandibular joint is responsible for opening and closing the mouth and is thus crucial in jaw-movement activities such as chewing. Disease states and decreased function of the temporomandibular joint are termed TMD (temporomandibular disorder). We offer both conservative (non-surgical) and surgical procedures to treat TMD and other TMJ issues.
Injuries to the face often involve the teeth, jaw, and other parts of the mouth. In the event that surgery is needed, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgical repair procedures to address lacerations of the face and mouth, broken or knocked out teeth, jaw damage, and other facial bone injuries.
Oral pathology deals with identifying, diagnosing and treating disease processes in the mouth and jaw. Our oral surgeries perform biopsy work for any suspicious tissue detected in these areas, and, in many cases, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform lesion removal in our Orange County offices, or in a hospital setting.
Orthognathic surgery is used to correct abnormalities in the jaw when there is misalignment of the upper and lower jaw. Orthognathic jaw surgery is typically performed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment and results in a more functional and aesthetically pleasing jaw position. Our surgeons perform comprehensive jaw surgery to treat a number of different jaw abnormalities.
Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that affects an individual’s ability to breathe properly during sleep. While sleep apnea is commonly treated by the use of appliances such as jaw repositioning devices and or CPAP machines, or minimally-invasive treatments such as radiofrequency tongue ablation, additional, surgical intervention is sometimes needed. Our surgeons have extensive experience diagnosing and treating sleep apnea in patients of all ages.
Oral surgeries and other dental procedures often require the use of sedation to mitigate pain and keep the patient relaxed during treatment. We offer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, pre-operative oral sedation, and general anesthesia/IV sedation for a variety of procedures.
To learn more about oral surgery and other dental procedures at Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, please get in touch with one of our four oral surgery and dental implant centers.
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