Carmel Valley Oral Surgery
Torrey Hills Dental in Carmel Valley, San Diego offers in-house oral surgery options like bone grafting, wisdom tooth removal, and dental extractions.
Should I Have a Tooth Removed?
While we always want to do everything we can to preserve a natural tooth, an extraction may be appropriate if the tooth is:
- Severely decayed
- Suffering from an aggressive infection
- Damaging adjacent teeth
Bone Grafting in Carmel Valley
A healthy smile depends on adequate bone levels around the roots of your teeth. Even dental implants require a certain amount of bone structure before installation. Unfortunately, gum disease and tooth loss can cause accelerated bone loss, compromising the integrity of your smile.
Placing a bone graft can help delay bone loss and strengthen areas where you plan to get dental implants or are treating a periodontal infection.
Recovery After Oral Surgery
Today’s advanced techniques and resources make it possible to enjoy minimal downtime and a quicker recovery after your oral surgery. Throughout your appointment, we’ll perform minimally invasive strategies to reduce post-operative swelling or discomfort. On occasion, a temporary medication may also be prescribed.
Be sure to follow your home care instructions as directed. Applying a cool compress to the side of your mouth after an extraction can also help with inflammation or swelling-related discomfort. An anti-inflammatory may also be recommended.
Putting Our Patients First
We understand that any oral surgery comes with questions and concerns. As part of your treatment planning process, we’ll walk you through what to expect, discuss things to keep in mind, and offer additional resources to ensure your comfort. Options like sedation may be recommended.
Want a Second Opinion?
We’re happy to offer new patient exams and second opinions. Contact our office today to reserve your first appointment with our experienced Carmel Valley, San Diego dentists.