Oral Surgery Specialist

360 Dental

Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

With advancements in oral surgery techniques, treatments are much less invasive than they were years ago, so you have minimal downtime. With their expertise in modern oral surgery techniques, Vachik Danoukh, DMD, and Parham Mansouri, DDS, MS, of 360 Dental provide effective solutions for minor to severe oral health issues. Book your oral surgery evaluation at this Van Nuys, California, practice today. Schedule online or over the phone.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Why do I need oral surgery?

Oral surgery is necessary to remove, repair, or graft bone or tissue in or around your mouth. One of the most common types of oral surgery is an extraction, such as with wisdom teeth. But you might also need oral surgery to:

  • Place a dental implant
  • Repair injuries or trauma
  • Repair a cleft lip or palate
  • Resolve snoring or sleep apnea
  • Prepare your mouth for dentures
  • Treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders


In some cases, oral surgery is necessary if your dentist notices an abnormal growth or lesion in your mouth. They may need to biopsy the tissue and possibly remove it completely during oral surgery.

 

What happens during oral surgery?

Your oral surgery is tailored to you and your specific condition, but the team at 360 Dental want to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible no matter how minor or how complex your procedure may be. To start, they thoroughly numb your treatment area. If requested, they can also administer oral sedation, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or IV sedation, to help you relax.

In some cases, bone grafting is needed to support a dental implant, removable denture, or other restorative devices. If your oral surgery requires bone grafting, your dedicated oral surgeon removes healthy bone tissue from another area and transplants it to the targeted area. This helps new bone tissue to gradually grow around it.

If you need a tooth pulled, your practitioner uses forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it’s loose enough to come out. Sometimes, the tooth needs to come out in pieces if it’s too big. In this case, your extraction might also include cutting away some of your gum tissue to expose your tooth’s root.

You may need sutures after your oral surgery is complete. Some sutures are dissolvable, while others need to be removed manually during your follow-up visit. Once your surgery is over, the team counsels you on how to care for your surgical site at home.

Oral surgery procedures are performed right in the office at 360 Dental. Because you might be given medication to help you relax and you’re probably going to be a little sore afterward, it’s best to have a ride home.

 

How long is the recovery after oral surgery?

Your recovery time after oral surgery at 360 dental depends on how quickly you heal and your specific procedure. In most cases, it’s ideal to take it easy for at least a day or two and let your body recuperate. Plan on eating only soft foods and liquids for several days.

It’s normal to experience swelling and inflammation for at least 48-72 hours. Applying an ice pack and following your prescribed medication regimen can help alleviate any discomfort. You can be fully recovered as quickly as 2-4 weeks after oral surgery.

Schedule your dental exam at 360 Dental to learn more about oral surgery options. Click on the online booking feature or call the office directly.