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Oral Surgery Q&A

Oral Surgery services offered in San Leandro CA

If you experience a blow to the mouth or develop a deep cavity, intervention with oral surgery can restore your smile and reduce the risk of complications. At Davidson Dental Group in San Leandro, California, general dentist Elena Davidson, DDS, specializes in several types of oral surgery, including extractions, root canal therapy, and wisdom teeth removal. To make an appointment, call the office today or book online.

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery uses special tools and anesthesia to address issues affecting your teeth, mouth, or jaw. 

At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson boasts years of experience performing oral surgery. Her significant training and expertise ensure pain-free procedures that are quick and efficient while providing lasting treatment outcomes.

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Before recommending oral surgery, Dr. Davidson reviews your dental health history and conducts an oral exam. Whenever possible, she uses noninvasive measures to provide relief, but sometimes surgical intervention is necessary.

During the appointment, let Dr. Davidson know if you have any underlying medical conditions like a congenital heart defect or kidney disease. These issues won’t prevent you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important they’re under control. 

In addition, let Dr. Davidson know about any medications, supplements, or vitamins you take regularly.

What are the types of oral surgery?

At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson offers several types of oral surgery, including:

Extractions

An extraction is a quick, outpatient procedure that removes one (or more) of your teeth. You might need an extraction if you develop a deep cavity, have a severe case of gum disease, or are preparing to undergo orthodontic treatment.

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy removes the pulp from the center of a tooth. By removing dental pulp that’s infected or inflamed, it’s possible to limit the pain and preserve your natural tooth.

Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom teeth are the last of your permanent teeth to come in. Since they’re located at the back of your mouth, they’re also more likely to become impacted. If one or more wisdom teeth are unable to break through your gum line, Dr. Davidson might recommend removing them.

Is oral surgery painful?

No. Oral surgery is safe and well-tolerated. To help you relax, Dr. Davidson offers local anesthesia as well as sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that promotes feelings of relaxation and euphoria.

To see if you can benefit from oral surgery, make an appointment at Davidson Dental Group by calling the office today or booking online.