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Dental Implants, Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Jaw Reconstruction

South Pasadena Dental Implants, Wisdom Tooth Extraction, and more

The practice offers multiple services including simple and complex extractions including impacted wisdom teeth, tooth implants, bone and soft tissue grafting, surgically aided eruption techniques for braces, facial trauma, maxillofacial surgery and jaw reconstruction, and the use of IV sedation and general anesthesia. Below is a list of a few of the common procedures we perform in our office.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The average adult has thirty-two teeth by age eighteen, sixteen teeth on the top and sixteen teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific design and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth)...
General Anesthesia
We offer general anesthesia for all treatments performed in our office.  In most cases, general anesthesia is administered through an I.V. and makes patients feel relaxed, often enough that they fall asleep.  Patients that are...
Dental Implants
Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular method for replacing missing teeth. In this procedure, titanium supports are surgically fused with your jawbone, and act as an anchor for naturally looking false teeth. Dental implants are not...
Bone Grafts
A bone graft, or socket preservation graft, is a procedure where bone is added to a tooth socket in order to preserve the alveolar ridge.  After extraction, jaw bones have to be preserved to keep sockets in their original shape....
Biopsy
If a lesion is detected in you mouth, a biopsy may be required.  This procedure is fast and often can be performed on the same day as a consultation.  The healing time from a biopsy is minimal, about 1 to 2 days.  The specimens...
Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognatic surgery is surgery to correct a malformation of the jaw.  It is performed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment that is started before the surgery and continues after the surgery.  This procedure is performed in a...
TMJ Treatment
TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint disorder is a disorder of the joint that allows the jaw to open and close.  This disorder often causes pain and pressure in the joint and surrounding areas like the ear or cheek.  It can also cause the...
Dental Trauma
Dental trauma pertains to an injuries to the jaw, mouth, lips, teeth, gums and cheeks.  If you have experienced dental trauma, a visit to an oral surgeon may save any teeth that have been injured.   Often teeth that have fallen...
Simple Tooth Extraction
Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration.  Extraction of teeth that are not impacted and are fully erupted are considered simple surgical...