Smooth and Aligned
Are you experiencing discomfort or pain when wearing dentures following tooth extraction? Perhaps you’ve been told that you can’t wear dentures because of uneven surfaces or sharp edges in the jawbone. At Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group in Aliso Viejo Alveoloplasty by Dr. Reza A. Tafreshi, DDS, could be the right fit for your dental needs.
This procedure smooths out the jawbone surface and achieves correct alignment, making it easier for dentists to fit dentures and keep them in place. By choosing Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group, you can trust that your dental health is in expert hands.
Alveoloplasty is a surgical procedure that shaves off a portion of the alveolar ridge to create a smoother surface. Alveoloplasty is commonly performed after tooth extraction to restore the natural contour of the gums and jaw, which may have been lost due to bone loss caused by extraction or other reasons.
The alveolar ridge of the jawbone surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is extracted, it leaves an empty socket in the alveolar ridge bone, which typically heals on its own by filling it with bone and tissue. However, in some cases, the bone around the socket may break and fail to heal on its own, resulting in the continued deterioration of the socket's height and width.
While rebuilding the original height and width of the alveolar ridge is not always necessary for medical reasons, it may be required for aesthetic purposes or for placing dental implants, which need adequate bone support to maintain their structure. In such cases, ridge augmentation procedures can help rebuild the bone to accommodate the dental implant. We strive to offer the best Alveoloplasty Aliso Viejo has to offer.
If you have lost teeth due to dental disease or suffered oral trauma, such as from an accident, alveoloplasty may be an appropriate treatment option for you. By undergoing alveoloplasty, you can achieve a more comfortable fit for dentures or improve the success rate of reconstructive surgery. If you are unsure whether alveoloplasty is right for you, come in for a consultation. We can discuss your options and determine the best course of treatment.
Don't let discomfort affect your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how alveoloplasty can help improve your dental health. Our team is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to each patient, so you can feel comfortable and confident in your treatment plan.
The alveoloplasty procedure is typically performed in the Aliso Viejo Family Dental Group office during the tooth extraction procedure. Alveoloplasty often involves placing bone graft material into the tooth socket immediately after the tooth is extracted. This is done to avoid the need for a second procedure later on. The gum tissue is then secured over the socket using sutures. Dr. Tafreshi often uses a space-maintaining product over the graft to aid in new bone growth. Once the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge can be prepared for dental implant placement.
Improve Quality of Life
The surgery typically takes around an hour to complete, and recovery time is usually around two weeks. General anesthesia is administered during the procedure, so patients will require someone to drive them home. Recovery time may vary depending on the amount of bone that was removed, but most individuals can return to work within a week following the procedure. Your dental health will be in great hands since Dr. Tafreshi is regarded among the most experienced Aliso Viejo Alveoloplasty providers.
Alveoloplasty is performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort and swelling afterward, but this can be managed with pain relievers prescribed by your dentist.
The length of the alveoloplasty procedure can vary depending on the extent of the bone reshaping required. Generally, the procedure takes about an hour.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with alveoloplasty, including infection, bleeding, and damage to surrounding teeth or nerves. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized with proper technique and care.
After Alveoloplasty, you should avoid drinking through a straw or smoking for at least 24 hours, as these activities can increase the risk of bleeding and delay the healing process. You should also follow your dentist's instructions for caring for the surgical site, such as rinsing with saltwater and avoiding hard or crunchy foods.
The timing for dental implants after alveoloplasty can vary depending on the individual case. Generally, your dentist will want to wait until the surgical site has fully healed before placing dental implants, which can take up to several months. However, in some cases, your dentist may be able to place implants immediately after alveoloplasty. It's important to discuss your individual treatment plan with your dentist to determine the best timing for dental implants.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive oral health treatment to all our patients. Our team, led by Dr. Tafreshi, believes that a solid doctor-patient relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. We work closely with each patient to establish a lifelong partnership and provide personalized treatment plans. We want you to feel empowered in making decisions about your oral health. Don't let dental care be a luxury out of reach; we believe a beautiful smile is easily achievable for everyone. Schedule an appointment today, and let us help you achieve your dental goals.
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