Oral Surgery Specialist

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Livonia Family Smiles

Family Dentistry located in Livonia, MI

Even with proper oral care habits and regular checkups, oral surgery is sometimes necessary. When it is time for surgery, you want to know that you have a dentist that you can trust. Aziza Askari, DMD, MAGD, and the team at Livonia Family Smiles in Livonia, Michigan, have extensive experience performing oral surgery. In addition to Livonia, we are proud to serve surrounding areas such as Farmington Hills, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Redford, and Canton. To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Maintaining the health of your mouth is incredibly important in order to prevent larger dental issues from occurring later on. However, many people will still need some form of oral surgery during their lifetime. Oral surgery refers to a wide variety of surgical operations that are performed on the mouth, offering a range of solutions for multiple dental problems. 

In most cases, oral surgery is used as a last resort. However, when you do need to have oral surgery, the team at Livonia Family Smiles will be there to guide you through the process, taking ample time to answer your questions in order to make you feel comfortable and confident. 

What are common oral surgeries?

Oral surgery is used to address a wide variety of dental issues. These include:

Dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery is a common method for replacing a missing tooth or several missing teeth. During surgery, the surgeon embeds a titanium post in your jawbone, where it fuses together and forms a stable tooth root.

They then attach a dental crown or another form of restoration to the implant. Livonia Family Smiles uses Teeth-in-an-Hour® from Nobel Biocare to deliver their quick results. 

Tooth extraction

There are many different reasons why you may need a surgical tooth extraction, including:

  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Tooth decay
  • Infected tooth
  • Stubborn baby teeth

Livonia Family Smiles will first try to save the tooth. However, there are times when removing a tooth is the best course of action. 

What can I expect at my oral surgery appointment?

Initially, the team at Livonia Family Smiles will examine your mouth and conduct any testing necessary. They will discuss your situation with you and develop a comprehensive plan of care. 

Your surgery experience will vary depending on what type of surgery you are receiving. However, it is likely that the team will use a local anesthetic to numb the area and, potentially, a general anesthetic to ensure your comfort. 

Afterward, it can be quite normal to feel some soreness. However, Livonia Family Smiles can provide pain medication as necessary. They will be with you through every step of the process, working hard to ensure a successful result. 

To learn more about oral surgery and whether it is right for you, call or go online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Livonia Family Smiles.