Oral Surgery Specialist

Golden Valley Smiles

Dentistry located in Fresno, CA & Clovis, CA

If you require oral surgery to extract teeth, treat an infection, improve teeth and gum function, or relieve pain, you can trust expert dentist Kaveh Karimi, DDS, and the team at Golden Valley Smiles in Fresno and Clovis, California, with your care. They offer safe, advanced oral surgery techniques to restore your smile and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a surgical procedure in which your provider extracts, repairs, or reconfigures teeth, gums, bone, or other tissues in your mouth. Common types of oral surgery include:

  • Baby tooth extractions
  • Wisdom and permanent teeth extractions
  • Bone grafting
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum surgery
  • Trauma repair
  • Dental implant placement
  • Smile makeovers
  • Jaw surgery

To determine the type of oral surgery that’s right for you, your Golden Valley Smiles provider reviews your medical and dental history. They examine your teeth and gums and use dental X-rays to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.

How should I prepare for oral surgery?

Prior to oral surgery, follow your provider’s instructions. They might recommend taking antibiotics before surgery, avoiding certain medications, and not eating or drinking 6-8 hours before your procedure.

What should I expect during oral surgery?

Prior to oral surgery at Golden Valley Smiles, your provider may offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or intravenous sedation to help you feel relaxed. They numb the treatment area so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.

Your specialist might make incisions, extract teeth, repair or implant tissues, or insert dental implants into your jawbone. The length of time your procedures lasts depends on the type of procedure you receive.

What happens during my recovery?

Follow your provider’s instructions after oral surgery. Depending on the type of sedation used, you might need to have someone drive you home. If you’ve had extensive jaw surgery you may require an overnight stay.

Bruising and swelling are common after oral surgery. You can apply ice to the area as needed to reduce pain or swelling, and take over-the-counter pain relievers. Replace gauze pads as needed to reduce post-surgical bleeding. 

Follow a soft diet as directed by your oral surgeon, and avoid vigorous brushing. Don’t drink through a straw for a day or two. Contact your Golden Valley Smiles specialist if you experience severe bleeding or worsening pain.

If you require oral surgery to repair tissues, extract teeth, or improve the look and function of your smile, schedule a consultation with Golden Valley Smiles over the phone or online today.