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Oral Surgery

Presidential Dental Group

General Dentists located in Washington, DC

If you need oral surgery, like a tooth extraction, bone graft, or dental implant, Presidential Dental Group can help. The team of dedicated professionals in Washington, DC, provides safe and effective oral surgery. To learn more about what oral surgery can do for you, or to schedule your procedure, call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures intended to improve your oral health. For many people, the word “surgery” brings to mind lengthy hospital stays, general anesthesia, and involved periods of recovery.

Oral surgery is different. In many cases, your oral surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the treatment is done in the Presidental Dental Group office, and you can go home immediately afterwards. As for anesthesia, many oral surgeries require little more than a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. 

What are some types of oral surgery?

There are many oral surgeries, but some of the more common procedures include:

Extractions

While the goal of dental care is to maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible, there are some situations when it’s better to remove a tooth, like if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, or damage or decay that can’t be fixed with a root canal. 

The team of professionals at Presidential Dental Group performs your extraction with local anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure.

Dental implants

If you’re missing teeth, dental implants provide a modern solution for restoring your smile. They’re tiny posts embedded in your jawbone. As you heal from the procedure, your implants fuse with your bone tissue and become a solid foundation for a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

Bone grafts

A bone graft is performed to augment the amount of bone tissue in your jaw. It involves making an incision in your gums and placing grafting material in the area of your jaw that has deteriorated. Bone grafts are useful if you’re getting dental implants, since the implants require substantial bone tissue to properly function.

What happens when I get oral surgery?

The specifics of your oral surgery depend on the procedure. During your consultation, your dentist explains the details of your procedure to ensure that you understand the process.

They also provide you with detailed aftercare instructions so you heal properly. Following these instructions makes your recovery shorter and easier and promotes optimal results.

To learn more about the benefits of oral surgery or to schedule your procedure, call the office at Presidential Dental Group today or book a visit with the easy-to-use online tool.