Oral Surgery Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Specialists

Periodontists & Endodontists located in San Jose, CA

If you’re looking for an oral surgeon near you in the San Jose, California area, contact Willow Glen Dental Specialists. At Willow Glen, the team of dental specialists makes getting oral surgery as comfortable as possible to ensure you get the care you need when you need it. Whether you need to get your wisdom teeth removed or in need of dental implants, they’re here to help.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What can be treated with oral surgery?

The oral surgeons at Willow Glen specialize in various surgeries to help get your oral health back in shape. The oral surgeries and procedures offered are:

  • Dental implants and implant replacements
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Sinus lift
  • Impacted teeth
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Removal of diseased teeth
  • Extractions with bone grafting

Dental Implants and Replacements

Dental implants and implant replacements are oral surgical procedures that work to support other dental and facial prostheses like bridges, crowns, dentures, and more. Dental implants are used to anchor a crown or another prosthesis to your mouth.

When you need to get an implant replaced, the oral surgeons at Willow Glen will perform an examination and can perform a dental implant replacement procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you experience a toothache in the back of your mouth or jaw and still have your wisdom teeth, it might be time to consult a Willow Glen dental specialist to find out if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed.

Oral surgery for extracting wisdom teeth is a routine procedure with some downtime required. Local- and IV-administered anesthesia are necessary in most cases, and patients could experience swelling right after the operation.

Dental Extractions

Dental extractions — or tooth extractions — are when you get your teeth pulled. Teeth require extraction when they become infected or diseased to the point where the tooth has begun to rot or cause dental health issues.

The oral surgeons at Willow Glen examine the need for extraction on a case-by-case basis to determine if a tooth is unrestorable, decaying, or causing unnecessary crowdedness.

What is the typical recovery time from oral surgery?

Recovery time after oral surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure, as well as other factors impacting your overall health.

You can expect pain and swelling after oral surgery as your body responds to the procedure. Postoperative swelling in the cheeks, mouth, and jaw usually occurs right after surgery but dissipates within 24-48 hours.

You can manage your post-procedural pain with prescribed narcotics and pain medications, or even over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. Some bleeding after a tooth extraction or procedure is normal, and you might receive bandages that need to be replaced periodically.

Is oral surgery right for me?

The dental specialists at Willow Glen make sure you have a comfortable experience both before and after your surgery and are here to answer your questions.

If you need to remove your wisdom teeth or undergo some other oral surgery, contact the dental specialists at Willow Glen to get the best possible care.