Specialty Services in Laguna Niguel, CA
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Bone grafting is often closely associated with dental restorations such as bridgework and dental implants.
Sinus Lift is a surgical method by which we can increase the amount of bone tissue of the upper jaw, above the molars and premolars.
Tooth extractions need to be performed for a variety of reasons including severe gum disease, periodontal disease, tooth infection and tooth decay. Dr. O’Braitis will strive to complete all necessary extractions in one convenient visit, and dentures are inserted the same day as extractions so you never leave without teeth!
In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. Now, with “root canal therapy,” your tooth can be saved. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can injure your jawbones and be harmful to your overall health.
Sedation dentistry is an effective way to cure your fear of the dentist. Millions of Americans have some level of anxiety about seeing the dentist, even though they know how important it is. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis has a lasting impact on your overall health. Dreading the dentist can negatively affect your life. We want to help you make your health a priority by calming your nerves about the dentist’s office.
Third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are usually the last four of 32 teeth to erupt (surface) in the mouth, generally making their appearance between the ages of 17 to 25. They are located at the back of the mouth (top and bottom), near the entrance to the throat. The term “wisdom” stems from the idea that the molars surface at a time typically associated with increased maturity or “wisdom”.
In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted (stuck) in an undesirable or potentially harmful position. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can contribute to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.