Oral Surgery

At Lakewood Dental Arts, we are endlessly working to provide a seamless dental care experience for our patients. That is why we offer a wide range of dental and orthodontic services under one roof. Oral surgery procedures can treat a wide variety of diseases, abnormalities, and injuries in the teeth and jaws. If one of our doctors refers you for oral surgery, you will be under the care of our highly experienced oral surgeons, Dr. Bassem Farid and Dr. Tuan Hoang.

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What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery, like other dental procedures, address problems or damage in the mouth, teeth and jaw. The procedure can involve use of local or general anesthesia. Some of the oral surgery procedures we offer at Lakewood Dental Arts include -

  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) Surgery
  • TMJ/TMD Therapy
  • Bone Grafting

Your dentist will be able to determine if your condition could benefit from oral surgery. Our Lakewood Dental Arts team will work together to put together the treatment plan that is right for you.

How Do I Prepare For The Procedure?

Preparation for oral surgery will vary depending on your specific treatment. Following treatment, you may not be able to drive yourself home as a result of the side effects of anesthesia. Make sure to arrange for transportation to and from surgery. Your doctor will let you know if and for how long you’ll need to fast prior to your procedure. You may also need to take prescribed medication preceding your surgery.

How Long Is The Recovery Time?

Swelling resulting from oral surgery takes approximately 48 hours to go down. You will want to stay in bed, and avoid strenuous activities during this time. Following the first one or two days after surgery, you may enter a longer period of recovery time, depending on the treatment you received. While wisdom tooth extraction can take approximately two weeks to heal, corrective jaw surgery can take up to 2-3 months. Consult your doctor about the timeline for your specific treatment.

Make An Appointment With Oral Surgeons You Can Trust

With over 45 years of combined experience, Drs. Farid and Salehani are at the top of their field. They have provided high quality care for patients of all ages throughout the Lakewood, CA area and are highly valued members of the Lakewood Dental Arts team. We even have patients come in from surrounding areas, including Long Beach, Cerritos, Bellflower and Los Alamitos. If you have any questions about oral surgery give us a call. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.