Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery services offered in Silver lake, Los Angeles and South Pasadena, CA

Oral Surgery

Tooth removals and other oral surgeries can leave you feeling anxious even if you know you’d benefit from them. Fortunately, Juliet Ebrahimian, DDS, and the team at Silverlake Smiles in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles and South Pasadena, California, provide painless, expert oral surgery options to treat several concerns. Also serving the surrounding areas of Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Frogtown, and Echo Park, the practice treats patients of all ages seeking oral surgery. To book a consultation, call the practice or use the convenient online scheduling tool. 

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery treats dental issues involving teeth, gums, jaw, or other oral structures. Wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants are common oral surgeries. 

You can plan an oral surgery, or your provider can perform surgery in an emergency. 

At Silverlake Smiles, the team utilizes expert sedation dentistry to ensure you’re comfortable during oral surgery. 

Conscious sedation involves taking a small pill an hour before the appointment. The pill puts you in a state of extreme sedation without putting you to sleep — you’ll need someone to drive you to and from the appointment. 

Your provider may recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you with dental phobias and to relax during the procedure while still being awake and aware. Laughing gas is safe for both adults and children. 

When would I need oral surgery?

After a thorough oral examination, your provider may recommend oral surgery if you have:

  • Missing teeth 
  • Impacted teeth (like wisdom teeth)
  • Cracked or broken teeth 
  • Extreme tooth decay 
  • Gum disease 
  • Severe overbite or underbite 
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
  • Jaw bone loss 
  • Oral cancer 

Oral surgery can relieve painful symptoms, avoid infections and tooth decay, and prevent teeth or jaw misalignment in the future. 

What are the types of oral surgery?

Silverlake Smiles offers several innovative and effective oral surgeries. 

Tooth extraction

Your provider can extract wisdom teeth or teeth you need to remove due to tooth decay or severe gum disease, or prepare you for dental implants or dentures.

Dental implants

During implant surgery, your provider inserts a titanium metal post into your jawbone. This fuses with your bone. After a few months, you return to have your provider attach the implant to an artificial tooth. 

Sinus augmentation 

You may need sinus augmentation to create space and new bone for a dental implant. The procedure raises your sinus floor. 

Dental bone graft

Dental bone grafts prepare your jawbone for a dental implant. This procedure strengthens the jawbone near your missing tooth.

Periodontal surgery

During this gum disease treatment, your provider makes a tiny incision along your gum line and pulls back the tissue to remove plaque and bacteria. They then reposition your gums. 

Jaw alignment 

This surgery can treat bite issues and bruxism and involves your provider altering the position of your jaw.

To book a consultation, use the online scheduling tool or call Silverlake Smiles today.