Oral Surgery in Tustin, CA

Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry focusing on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, and facial structures. Standard oral surgery procedures performed by our oral surgeon Tustin, CA at SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery include tooth extraction, dental implant placement, sinus augmentation, and oral cancer surgery.  

Oral surgery in Tustin, CA, is critical for addressing complex dental and facial conditions requiring specialized knowledge and skills to improve patients' oral health, function, and aesthetics. 

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a vital procedure that plays a significant role in oral surgery. When it comes to dental implants or treating complex dental conditions, bone grafting under oral surgery becomes essential. This procedure involves replacing or regenerating the bone tissue in the jaw to provide a stable foundation for dental implants.

During oral surgery, bone grafts are used to repair and rebuild the jawbone if it has been damaged due to periodontal disease, trauma, or tooth loss. The oral surgeon will carefully select the appropriate type of bone graft based on the patient's specific needs.

The success of a dental implant greatly relies on having sufficient healthy jawbone density and volume. If there is not enough existing natural bone present at an implant site, an oral surgeon may recommend undergoing a bone graft prior to placing an implant. This ensures there is enough solid support for successful integration with surrounding tissues.

Oral Cancer Surgery 

Oral cancer is a significant health concern, and surgical intervention is often a critical component of its treatment plan. The process begins with a thorough diagnosis, which includes biopsies, imaging, and determining the extent of the disease. Accurate staging is essential for planning the most appropriate surgical approach.  

Oral surgery is often performed to remove cancerous growths in the mouth or throat. Depending on the size and location of the tumor, different techniques may be employed, such as excision, laser surgery, or Mohs micrographic surgery. In cases where cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, lymph node dissection may be necessary to remove affected nodes and prevent further metastasis.  

After tumor removal, reconstructive surgery may be performed to restore form and function. This can include tissue grafts, flap procedures, and dental implant placement, all tailored to the patient's unique needs. Regular follow-up appointments and rehabilitation therapies are crucial for monitoring and maintaining oral health post-surgery. 

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma resulting from accidents, falls, sports injuries, or assaults can profoundly impact a person's life. It often involves injuries to the bones, soft tissues, and structures of the face, including the jaw, nose, eyes, and mouth. Our oral surgeons in Tustin, CA, are skilled and experienced in treating facial trauma.  

If you experience an injury to your face, mouth, or jaw, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment. We will work to restore your oral health and smile following your accident. 

Sinus Augmentation

Sinus augmentation is frequently performed to prepare the upper jaw for dental implant placement. Sinus augmentation is typically indicated when there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, often due to natural bone resorption or sinus expansion.  

During the surgery, the oral surgeon lifts the sinus membrane and places bone graft material in the space created between the sinus floor and the jawbone. This graft material eventually integrates with the patient's natural bone, creating a stable foundation for dental implants. 

After the sinus augmentation procedure, a healing period is essential to allow the graft to fuse with the surrounding bone. Once healing is complete, dental implants can be placed securely in the augmented area, restoring function and aesthetics. Sinus augmentation procedures have a high success rate and can significantly enhance the prospects for successful dental implant placement, even in cases of severe bone loss. 

Oral surgery encompasses procedures designed to address specific conditions and issues affecting the mouth, jaws, and facial structures. If you or a loved one faces such oral health challenges, visit SoCal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109, Tustin, CA 92780, or call (714) 730-6767. 



13522 Newport Avenue, Suite 109,
Tustin, CA 92780

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