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The oral surgeons and dentists at Gentle Dental are experts with many years of training and experience. All of our staff strive to offer you a comprehensive scope of dental services based on your dental health, medical history, and dental care needs.

From surgical wisdom teeth extractions to reconstructive cosmetic oral surgery, we are here to help you with all your dental needs.

What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a type of dentistry that diagnoses and treats oral conditions of the teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth through surgery. Oral surgeons have a DMD, DDS, or even an MD. Regardless of their degree, oral surgeons must complete a surgical residency to perfect their skills.

When Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?

Oral surgery is a common practice and is typically performed in-house on an outpatient basis. You may need oral surgery for common procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, impacted or multiple teeth removal, periodontal disease, or other cosmetic dentistry or reconstructive dental needs. Many procedures are performed with sedation dentistry or laser dentistry and patients can resume normal activities in just a few days.

Gentle Dental has multiple locations and is open on the weekends. Our dentists, oral surgeons, and staff, schedule dental care, at your convenience. From emergency dental needs to routine care, we want to be your trusted neighborhood dental care provider. Schedule an appointment for your consultation.

Oral Surgery Procedures

  • Wisdom Tooth Removal

    Wisdom Tooth Removal

    This is the most common type of oral surgery in the US because wisdom teeth often need to be removed when the mouth and jaw do not have enough space for all the teeth. Wisdom teeth removal helps prevent infection, swelling and shifting of other teeth when they do not grow in properly.

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  • Impacted Teeth Removal

    Impacted Teeth Removal

    A tooth can become impacted if it does not grow through or erupt through the gum line correctly. Impacted teeth can cause crowding of other teeth, infections, jaw pain, and swelling.

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  • Infected Tooth Removal

    Infected Tooth Removal

    Sometimes there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.

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  • Facial Infection Treatment

    Facial Infection Treatment

    If a tooth infection travels to the face, neck, or jaw, an oral surgeon may need to drain the infected area. The oral surgeon may need to extract the teeth that are causing the infection or the tooth that is affected by it.

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  • Dental Implants

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants are used to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are placed in the jawbone and completed with natural-looking replacement teeth. Dental implants are a great option to replace multiple teeth.

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  • Bone Grafting

    Bone Grafting

    When the upper or lower jaw is not aligned, it can cause uncomfortable denture fit, difficulty in eating, breathing, talking, or swallowing. Oral surgery can create a jaw structure through bone. grafting to reshape the jawline.

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  • TMJ / TMD

    TMJ / TMD

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull to your jawbone, located in front of the ears, and controls all jaw functions. When the joint is damaged it is called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).

    The dentist will evaluate your symptoms and determine if you have TMD and help with a treatment plan to help you live pain-free.

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  • Sleep Dentistry

    Sleep Dentistry

    Severe snoring decreases oxygen levels and overall quality of life by disrupting sleep. Oral surgery can help correct the soft palate, throat, and jaw to treat snoring or sleep apnea.

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What to Expect at an Appointment?

During your appointment, x-rays are taken for a diagnosis, and a treatment plan is discussed. During this time, your dentist or oral surgeon will answer any questions you may have and outline a treatment plan that includes addressing the best anesthesia options for your specific circumstance. If it is determined that you need oral surgery, a surgery date is then set. We are proud to offer the highest level of dental care to our community. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at a Gentle Dental office.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

The oral surgeons at Gentle Dental take pride in providing comprehensive oral surgery services. Our dentists stay on top of the latest advances in dental care with continuing education and training so patients can feel confident in the high-quality care they receive. Building long-standing, trusting relationships with patients is a key part of overall care.

Dr. Qian Yang
Dr. Qian Yang

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Shadi Daher
Dr. Shadi Daher

Oral Surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

What should you eat after oral surgery?

For the first 2 days after oral surgery you should only drink liquids and eat soft foods. 

Hot liquids and foods should be avoided. On the third day, you should eat foods that are easy to chew. You should be able to return to a normal diet after 5 to 7 days.

How long does swelling last after oral surgery?

Some swelling is normal after oral surgery and can increase over the following 2 to 3 days. After that time, the swelling should decrease. A cold compress should be used to help with the swelling.

How long does oral surgery take?

There are several factors that determine how long oral surgery may take such as the type of surgery, complexity of the procedure, and the type of anesthesia to mention just a few. 

Generally, a simple surgery may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. More complex procedures may last from one to several hours. 

Your dentist will be able to provide you with more details about the time of your oral surgery. Reach out to your local Gentle Dental for a free consultation.

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