DR. RYAN MENEZES &
DR. ANDREA FERNANDES

3030 FALCON LANDING BLVD., STE. 400
KATY, TEXAS 77494

(832) 913-5542

Family Dentist in Katy

Oral Surgery and Tooth Extractions

At Cinco Ranch Smiles & Braces, our dentists offer a range of oral surgery procedures, including tooth extractions, bone grafting, and more. These procedures are sometimes necessary to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

At our Katy, TX, practice – also serving Sealy, Cypress, Sugarland, and Houston – we do everything we can to keep your dental care in one convenient location. Rather than referring you out to an oral surgeon, we strive to keep all of our oral surgeries in house. Whether you need a tooth extraction or jaw reconstruction, we’ve got you covered. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax during your procedure. Here, we’ll explore some of the most common oral surgery treatments offered at our practice.

Tooth Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal

As dentists, we prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible. However, there will be some instances in which tooth removal is necessary. Here are some reasons why your dentist may recommend an extraction:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Impacted tooth
  • Broken or fractured tooth
  • Overcrowding

About the Procedure

Our dentists use only the latest, most advanced techniques and technology to ensure comfortable treatment. To begin the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area. Next, your dentist uses specialized instruments to loosen the tooth and lift it carefully from the socket.

Explore Tooth Extractions options during a consultation at our practice. Feel free to give us a call at (832) 913-5542 or schedule an appointment online.

Recovery after Tooth Extractions

Following tooth removal, we advise that you take two to three days off from work and school to heal. Stick with soft foods, like soups and ice cream, to avoid chewing. Also, avoid using a straw for about one week to reduce the risk of dry sockets or other complications.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is sometimes necessary to treat bone loss or atrophy. This procedure is especially helpful for those pursuing dental implants. Bone grafting may be performed immediately after an extraction, or it may be completed as a standalone procedure.

About the Procedure

Bone grafting material is placed in the areas of deficiency to increase bone volume and density. Traditionally, bone was harvested from other areas of the body. Today, most bone grafting material is purchased from a licensed tissue bank.

Recovery after Bone Grafting

In most cases, patients can return to normal activities in just a couple of days. However, the bone will continue to heal for several weeks. On average, bone grafts must heal for about three to six months before a dental implant can be placed.

Alveoloplasty

This oral procedure is used to smooth or reshape your jawbone where you are missing teeth. Typically, an alveoloplasty is performed before having additional dental work done. In most cases, this procedure is necessary to facilitate proper healing after having an extraction or in preparation for dental implants or dentures.

About the Procedure

To perform an alveoloplasty, your dentist must make an incision in the gums. This allows proper access to the jawbone. Using specialized dental instruments, the jawbone is smoothed. Once the desired result has been achieved, the gums are repositioned, and the incisions are closed with sutures.

Recovery after Alveoloplasty

Following alveoloplasty, patients should closely follow the instructions provided by our team. Brush your teeth gently and soak the surgical site with an antibacterial mouthwash. Any discomfort can be successfully managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone to replace missing teeth roots. These titanium posts fuse to the natural bone tissue, providing a strong foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures.

About the Procedure

Your dentist will make a small incision in the gums and prepare the jawbone for your new implant. Using advanced x-rays and scans, we can determine exactly where your implant should be placed for best results. Once the implant is placed, the incision is closed.

Recovery after Dental Implants

Most patients are comfortable in just a day or two. However, it takes a few months for the implant to integrate with your jawbone. Recovery must be complete before a restoration can be added. In most cases, the healing period lasts about three to six months. If necessary, a temporary restoration can be provided in the meantime.

Schedule a consultation today.

To learn more about our oral surgery services, schedule a consultation at our Katy, TX, practice. Contact us online or call our office at (832) 913-5542.

Schedule your appointment today.

If you are seeking a new dental home, we invite you to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Katy, TX. We also serve residents of Sealy, Cypress, Sugarland, Richmond and Houston. Contact us online anytime or call our office at (832) 913-5542.
We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm by Appointment!
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