Smile Perfector Dental Group
Cosmetic Dentists located near Carthay, Miracle Mile, and Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA
If you require oral surgery for any reason, you can trust board-certified cosmetic dentist David Shouhed, DDS, and his team with your dental care. At Smile Perfector Dental Group serving Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile, and West Hollywood residents at the office in the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, they use the latest surgical advancements to give you the best outcome with minimal recovery time. Schedule a consultation with Smile Perfector Dental Group by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery at Smile Perfector Dental Group includes surgical procedures that can improve your overall oral health and the appearance of your smile. Dr. Shouhed and his team provide oral surgery services as in-office procedures with no need to refer out. They offer laser dentistry, so you might not require any scalpel incisions during your surgery.
Is oral surgery right for me?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for oral surgery, the Smile Perfector Dental Group team reviews your oral health history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays. They discuss your desired outcome, too. You might be a good candidate for oral surgery if you have:
- Severe gum disease
- Gum recession
- Impacted or painful wisdom teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Loose or missing permanent teeth
You might require tooth extraction, dental implants, tissue grafts, or other minor surgical procedures to reduce pain or restore your vibrant smile.
What should I expect during oral surgery?
Follow all pre-surgery instructions prior to your appointment. When you arrive at Smile Perfector Dental Group for your scheduled appointment, friendly staff members greet you. You relax in a comfortable, reclining chair. Your dental provider might numb the treatment area and offer a sedative to help you relax or fall asleep.
The team can make tiny incisions to remove permanent or baby teeth, place dental implants in your jaw, or apply bone or gum grafts. Dr. Shouhed places gauze over empty spaces left by tooth extraction, to help control bleeding and develop blood clots. After surgery, you’re taken to a recovery area.
What happens during my recovery?
If you’ve received a sedative or general anesthesia, plan to have someone drive you home after oral surgery. Take a day or two to relax and get plenty of rest. Follow a soft-food diet and avoid strenuous exercise until Dr. Shouhed gives you the okay. After tooth extraction, avoid drinking through a straw, as doing so can disrupt blood clots.
Take medications as directed by your dental team, and place an ice pack on the treatment area to reduce pain and swelling. See the team at Smile Perfector Dental Group for follow-up appointments as needed and every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.
If you require oral surgery and desire top-quality care using advanced technology and techniques, call Smile Perfector Dental Group, or use the online booking feature today.
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