Daniel B Mendoza & Associates
Dentist located in Redwood City, CA
An oral surgeon has more specialized training than a regular dentist and treats you if you suffer from a complex dental issue that goes beyond the scope of routine dentistry. If your dentist recommended you see an oral surgeon, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Daniel B. Mendoza, a skilled and experienced oral surgeon in Redwood City, California.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is an oral surgeon?
Also referred to as an oral-maxillofacial surgeon, an oral surgeon specializes in diagnosing and performing procedures on your mouth, face, jaw, and neck. Oral surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and defects through oral surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic dentistry.
To become an oral surgeon, dentists must complete four to seven years of additional medical training after graduating from dental school.
Why see an oral surgeon?
Some of the most common procedures performed by an oral surgeon include:
Oral surgeons remove diseased and impacted teeth. Oral surgeons also provide in-office anesthesia services, including both intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Mendoza performs some of the fastest extractions in town.
Dr. Mendoza helps with the planning and placement of your tooth implants. He also reconstructs the bones needed for implant placement and modifies your gum tissue around the implants to help produce a more natural and attractive appearance.
Facial pain treatment
Dr. Mendoza diagnoses and treats facial pain disorders, including temporomandibular joint problems.
Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
Dr. Mendoza corrects jaw, facial bone, and facial soft tissue problems to restore both form and function. These surgeries often involve using skin, bone, nerves, and tissues from other parts of your body.
Corrective jaw surgery
Dr. Mendoza corrects skeletal and dental jaw irregularities to improve your ability to chew, speak, and breathe.
What happens when you see an oral surgeon?
During your consultation, Dr. Mendoza conducts an evaluation and formulates a treatment plan. To do so, he reviews your medical history and symptoms. Dr. Mendoza also performs diagnostic tests and takes X-rays of your mouth and head.
Dr. Mendoza fully informs you of all pertinent information before your surgical procedure is scheduled, including the preparation measures you need to take before your surgery.
Typical requests include not eating before your oral surgery and having someone available to drive you home. Nausea often accompanies the use of anesthesia, as does the inability to operate a motor vehicle.
If you need a procedure performed by a highly trained and skilled oral surgeon, call or make an appointment online today at the office of Dr. Daniel B. Mendoza in Redwood City, California.