Oral Surgery Specialists

Smile Center Silicon Valley -  - Dentist

Smile Center Silicon Valley

Dentists located in Sunnyvale, CA

By offering modern sedation options and staying up-to-date in advanced oral surgery techniques, men and women throughout Sunnyvale, California can get the treatment they need in a comfortable environment at Smile Center Silicon Valley. Expert dental surgeons, John Vellequette, DDS and Stephanie Fung, DDS, specialize in gentle, yet effective oral surgery practices. If you have a tooth that’s bothering you or know you need an oral surgery procedure, book an evaluation through the online scheduling system. You can also call the clinic to schedule.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Why Do I Need Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery involves several treatments that are essential for optimal oral health. One of the most common oral surgery procedures is a tooth extraction, such as with wisdom teeth. Or if you have a missing tooth from a previous extraction, you might need dental implant surgery.

Sometimes oral surgery involves jaw-related issues. For instance, if you’re wearing dentures for the first time, you might need oral surgery to correct any irregularities in your jaws or gums. Specialized oral surgery procedures may be needed to treat:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Impacted teeth
  • Facial infections
  • Unequal jaw growth
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)

Because your oral surgery procedure is tailored to suit your needs and any underlying conditions, your practitioner can sometimes treat multiple issues during a single surgery.

Is Oral Surgery Painful?

Worrying about pain when it comes to complex dental issues is common. But modern dental surgery procedures are much less invasive than they were even a decade ago, thanks to advancements in imaging. Since your oral surgeon uses thinner tools and makes smaller incisions, the overall surgical experience isn’t overly painful.

To help put your mind at ease and improve your comfort level, your dedicated dental surgeon at Smile Center Silicon Valley ensures you’re thoroughly numb with lidocaine injections before getting started. Depending on your needs and the complexity of your procedure, you may also be a candidate for sedation dentistry.

Sedation can involve something as simple as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or an intravenous (IV) medication to fully relax you. The team strives to provide whatever sedation options you need, so your procedure is as smooth and painless as possible.

What is the Recovery Like After Oral Surgery?

Even for minor oral surgery procedures, such as a simple extraction, you’re going to experience some swelling and soreness afterward. Plan on resting for the rest of the day. If you had a more invasive oral surgery procedure, such as removing an impacted and infected tooth, you might need to rest for two to three days.

You can apply an ice pack to your face to minimize swelling and discomfort. Until your surgical site heals, plan on eating only soft foods. If needed, your practitioner may prescribe anti-inflammatory or painkiller medications to help relieve your pain.

The entire team at Smile Center Silicon Valley reviews your entire surgical procedure beforehand and is happy to answer any questions. This way you know exactly how to prepare for your recovery.

Schedule your oral surgery consultation by using Smile Center Silicon Valley’s online booking system, or call the office.

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