Oral Surgery

Dash Dental Spa -  - General Dentist

Dash Dental Spa

General Dentist located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re in need of oral surgery, like a wisdom tooth extraction or the placement of dental implants, Dash Dental Spa in Beverly Hills, California, can help. Their spa-like clinic and highly skilled doctors can make your oral surgery experience calm, relaxing, and effective. To get started, schedule a visit to their state-of-the-art facility in Los Angeles today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Is oral surgery different than regular surgery?

Oral surgery encompasses a wide range of surgical procedures that your dentist or oral surgeon performs on your oral tissues, like your teeth or gums. Oral surgery is slightly different than typical surgery, in that it’s typically not as involved, complex, or intense.

Unlike regular surgery, which typically requires general anesthesia, hospital stays, and lengthy recovery times, most oral surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that they can be done under local anesthesia in the Dash Dental Spa offices, and you can go home and recover shortly after your procedure. 

Dash Dental Spa occasionally refers out some of their surgical procedures, but for the most part, they’re able to serve patients within the relaxing, spa-like clinic. They provide a wide range of sedation options in order to make the surgical experience as easy and as comfortable as possible.

What are some examples of oral surgery?

The most common type of oral surgery Dash Dental Spa performs is wisdom teeth extractions. Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars, and they typically emerge in your mouth in your late teens or early 20s. 

Wisdom teeth used to be essential for our human ancestors, who needed them to more effectively grind their food, but as our jaws have gotten smaller over time and our cooking technology has improved, wisdom teeth have become largely unnecessary and frequently troublesome for contemporary humans. As a result, they tend to pose a threat to most people’s oral health, necessitating their extraction.

If your wisdom teeth have successfully erupted through your gums, the team at Dash Dental Spa can remove them with a simple extraction, which involves using a special tool to loosen them from their socket before removing them entirely. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, or stuck below your gumline, you might need an oral surgery to remove them.

Oral surgery to extract impacted wisdom teeth involves making an incision in your gum to expose the trapped tooth within. If your wisdom tooth is stuck beneath your jawbone, your dentist cuts open your bone tissue to expose the tooth within.

Once they have access to your tooth, they use a special tool to loosen it from its socket, then extract it entirely. In some cases, your dentist might cut up your tooth or break it into smaller pieces in order to make the extraction easier.

After your wisdom tooth is out of the socket, your dentist packs the extraction site with gauze to help a clot form and sends you home to heal.

How should I care for my mouth before and after surgery?

Your pre- and post-operative care instructions vary depending on what type of oral surgery you have. The team at Dash Dental Spa provides you with detailed instructions to follow in order to maximize the success of your surgery and minimize your recovery time.

To get started with your oral surgery, schedule a consultation with Dash Dental Spa today by calling the office or booking online.