When more intensive treatment is needed to restore your oral health, Dr. Joseph E. Abe may determine that oral surgery is the best course of action. If you would like to schedule your consultation for oral surgery in Pasadena, California, call 626-795-3301 to speak with a member of our team. Our dentist can thoroughly examine your mouth and jaw and discuss your surgical options during a consultation.
Oral surgery includes many dental treatments that must be completed using surgical techniques in the gum tissue or jawbone. Oral surgery can improve the oral function, health and even appearance of your mouth and smile. We try to be as conservative as possible when recommending oral surgery techniques to give you optimal results and the most comfortable recovery possible.
Bone Graft Surgery
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone is no longer stimulated in that area, so your jawbone may shrink or resorb as a result. If your jawbone is not dense enough to keep your teeth stable or support a new dental implant, our dentist may suggest that you receive a bone graft. In a bone graft, we can transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jawbone or from a tissue bank into the less dense part of your jawbone. Your jawbone will then fuse with the grafted bone, thickening your jawbone as a whole and providing better support for your teeth and any dental implants. A bone graft can also add volume to your face, restoring a more youthful appearance.
Soft Tissue Graft Surgery
If periodontal disease progresses too far, it may result in the loss of gum tissue. A gum graft, also called a soft tissue graft, can restore your gum health. In this procedure, a section of gum tissue is taken from another part of your mouth or from a tissue bank. The section of gum tissue is then transplanted onto the affected area and stitched in place. A soft tissue graft can provide stability and protection for your teeth and prevent them from loosening or falling out.
Our dentist may recommend that your tooth be extracted if there are no other options to save the tooth or if the tooth poses too much of a risk to your oral health. A tooth may require surgical extraction if it is impacted below the gumline. In a surgical tooth extraction, we will make incisions into the gums to help us access the tooth, and we may remove the tooth in smaller sections to make the procedure and your recovery easier.
Wisdom teeth frequently require surgical extraction since they often do not erupt properly in the mouth and may be blocked by other teeth. Our dentist can examine your teeth and let you know if a surgical tooth extraction is what you need.
If you would like to learn more about our options for oral surgery, please call to schedule a visit with our dentist! We can provide a thorough examination of your smile and discuss your treatment options.