Oral Surgery Specialist

Although most of your dental needs can be addressed through conservative methods, certain issues require surgical care. At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts in San Diego, California, Ramin Ghassemi, DDS, MS, Nina Mojaver, DMD, and the team specialize in several safe and effective surgical procedures, including surgical extractions, gum surgery, and dental implants. To speak with a doctor about oral surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Fifth Avenue Dental Arts
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in San Diego, CA

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is a surgical extraction?

A surgical extraction is an extremely common procedure used to address more complex cases of tooth removal. Teeth that are visible above the gum line can be easily removed with forceps (simple extraction). If your tooth is impacted or hasn’t fully emerged past the gum line, a surgical extraction is required.

Surgical extractions are also used to remove teeth after an unsuccessful simple extraction. The most common type of surgical extraction is a wisdom tooth extraction. Unlike simple extractions, your doctor has to cut through bone and tissue to remove the affected tooth successfully.

What is gum surgery?

If you suffer from advanced periodontitis (gum disease), surgery may be required to restore the health of your teeth and gums. Fifth Avenue Dental Arts offers a number of surgical therapies for gum disease, including:

  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Gingivectomy
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Bone grafts
  • Bone surgery

Gum disease can damage your gums and the structures that support your teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss. Surgical treatment helps you effectively get your gums back to optimal health and preserve the structure and appearance of your smile.

What are dental implants?

When it comes to restoring your smile, no solution functions as well and looks as good as dental implants.

Dental implants are small titanium rods used to replace the root of your missing tooth. Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone and affixed with a custom, natural-appearing tooth replacement.

Fifth Avenue Dental Arts uses dental implants to restore individual, multiple, and entire rows of teeth. Once they’ve been placed, dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.

What should I expect during my consultation?

The oral health professionals at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts have decades of experience tending to the surgical needs of their patients. The practice offers some of the latest technologies and surgical techniques to ensure safe and successful procedures. During your consultation, your doctor performs an in-depth examination and works with you to develop your treatment plan.

To find out if oral surgery is right for you, call the office today or request your consultation online.