Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery located in Miami Lakes, FL

Oral Surgery

When oral surgery is the best way to ease your pain and treat your dental problem, you can turn to Laura Llanos, DMD, at Llanos Dental Group in Miami Lakes, Florida. Dr. Llanos understands that oral surgery is stressful and ensures you experience a pain-free procedure with the proper sedation. If you experience tooth or gum pain, don’t wait to call the office or request an appointment online. The sooner you get help, the faster you can return to a pain-free life.

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any operation inside your mouth, whether you need a procedure to treat an injury or dental condition, make cosmetic improvements, or remove cancerous lesions.

The benefits of oral surgery include:

  • Relieving pain
  • Repairing damaged tissues
  • Correcting jaw bone problems
  • Removing infections
  • Preventing tooth loss
  • Restoring your smile

You could need oral surgery for many reasons, but Dr. Llanos specializes in procedures such as extractions, dental implants, and root canals. 

When would I need oral surgery to extract a tooth?

You may need to have an extraction if a tooth is extensively damaged and can’t be saved. Dr. Llanos also extracts impacted teeth, a problem that occurs when teeth get trapped in your gums instead of growing straight up.

Wisdom teeth most often get impacted, but other permanent teeth may grow sideways. Impacted teeth may push other teeth out of alignment or cause a painful infection.

In some cases, you may need to have a healthy tooth extracted. This typically occurs when your jaw is too small to hold all your teeth — Dr. Llanos needs to remove some teeth to prevent overcrowding and bite problems.

Do I need oral surgery for dental implants?

Dental implants are such a routine procedure that they don’t seem like surgery. However, Dr. Llanos must make a small incision to insert the post through your gums and implant it in the bone.

Some people may need a bone graft to strengthen their jaw bone before getting an implant. To perform a bone graft, Dr. Llanos opens the gum, places a piece of live bone or bone grafting material against the jaw, then restores the gum.

What happens during oral surgery?

What happens during your oral surgery at Llanos Dental Group depends on the procedure. Dr. Llanos explains the process, answers your questions, and discusses your anesthesia options.

No matter what type of oral surgery you may need, you can be sure that Dr. Llanos recommends the best anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. She often uses a combination that includes a local anesthetic, laughing gas, or a sedative. 

Call Llanos Dental Group or book an appointment online today to learn if oral surgery may improve your dental symptoms.