Oral surgeries are performed at Portside Dentistry including tooth extraction, wisdom teeth extraction, dental implants, and bone grafting. Oral surgery require more than a local anesthetic (numbing shot) and some over-the-counter pain medication. Our highly-experienced dentists, Dr. Hossein Jahangiri and Dr. Noor Khedraki, have special training in oral surgery.
When a tooth needs to be removed this is called an extraction. While not all problems with teeth require removal, extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future.
Reasons for Extraction
- Broken or decayed teeth
- Abscessed teeth
- Any tooth that cannot be restored
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgical procedure performed for teens and young adults. Because they’re the last permanent teeth to come in, wisdom teeth often lack the room they require, so they tend to push into other teeth, which can cause tooth damage and pain. We use x-rays to determine if you or your teen needs to have wisdom teeth removed before they cause any pain or damage.
Oral surgery is performed to attached dental implant screw-like post to the jawbone, which is used to secure artificial tooth. Dental implants, made of titanium or titanium alloy, are durable and designed to last a lifetime as they fuse to the bone over time.Dental implants are permanent option for replacing missing teeth.
Dental Bone Grafting
Losing a tooth or teeth can affect the way you look, eat and talk. Missing teeth can impact the surrounding bone, which will begin to deteriorate and shrink if missing tooth is not replaced. Bone grafting procedure is performed to prevent bone loss. It is a painless procedure when performed by experienced dentists. It involves filling the holes in your jawbone with laboratory-processed bone material. Your body fills in the area with new bone and soft tissue over time, which helps in dental implantation.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at Portside Dentistry today, call (949) 646-7707, fill out our Appointment Request Form. We are conveniently located at 3351 Hospital Rd #201, Newport Beach, CA 92663. We look forward to your visit and taking care of all your dental needs!