Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

Painless Oral Surgery Riverside, CA

Stress- and Pain-Free Oral Surgery in Riverside, CA

Oral Surgery, Riverside, California

“Oral surgery” can be a nerve-wracking thing to hear from your dentist, but we make sure you have nothing to worry about when you see our oral surgeons at Gold Coast Dental Riverside. We’re experts when it comes to oral and maxillofacial surgery, and we’re committed to bringing back your beautiful smile, no matter your specific dental needs. What is oral and maxillofacial surgery? Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized dental field which diagnoses and surgically treats a wide range of oral diseases, injuries, and defects of the face, jaw, and mouth. Some of our dental oral surgery procedures include: tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone graft surgery, gum graft surgery, gum flap surgery, craniofacial surgery, cleft palate repair, dental trauma reconstruction surgery.

No matter your specific treatment, our caring surgeons do our best to ensure you never feel any pain or stress while in the dental chair. With our strong anesthetic, we can locally numb the area of your mouth we’ll be treating so that you won’t feel more than some pressure from our surgeons’ gentle hands. We do everything we can to make you fully relaxed and comfortable throughout your surgery so that you have the best dental experience possible.

Our Riverside oral surgeons want you to be more than just satisfied with the surgery itself - we’re determined to make you fall in love with your smile again. We understand the important role that the aesthetics of a healthy smile play, and we do our best to ensure your final results look and feel incredible. Even in an urgent situation, our emergency oral surgeon spares no effort to ensure you always receive the absolute best care and high-quality dental work. Are you interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our oral surgeons? Call our Riverside office at (951) 688-6000 today.

Gum Surgery Treatment Options

From gum disease to gummy smiles, our oral surgeons ensure your gums look and feel great

Gum Flap Surgery

Gum Flap Surgery

Gum disease can lead your gums to pull away from your teeth, forming a pocket that can trap food and bacteria. With gum flap surgery, we will temporarily pull back your gums to clean your teeth all the way down to the root. We will then reattach your gums tightly to reduce your pocket’s size, preventing plaque and bacteria from easily building up below the gums.

Gum Graft Surgery

Gum Graft Surgery

A gum graft, or gum recession surgery, is performed when a patient’s periodontal disease worsens and causes their gums to recede. To prevent your teeth from loosening and shifting, your dentist can replace the missing tissue by surgically grafting new gum.

Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

“Gummy” smiles can make your teeth look too small or uneven, but a gum contouring surgery can reshape your gums to make your gum line and smile look even, healthy, and handsome. Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure to cut away excess gum tissue. For some patients, laser gum surgery can be requested instead of more traditional methods.

Emergency Tooth Extractions

An emergency surgical tooth extraction is no problem for our oral surgeons!

When a cavity or gum disease becomes too severe and damaging, it may not be possible to save your tooth. In these critical situations, an emergency dental extraction will be needed to stop the spread of infection. With teeth not fully emerged from the gums or that have broken below the gum line, our Riverside oral surgeons will perform a quick and painless surgical extraction.
During your surgical extraction, your emergency oral surgeon will numb your tooth and gums with local anesthetic before cutting a small incision in your gum. This allows us to directly access your submerged tooth and pull it free. We may cut your tooth into small, manageable pieces to make your extraction easier.
Diseased teeth aren’t the only ones that can require immediate extraction. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, an emergency wisdom tooth removal may be necessary. While not all wisdom teeth need extraction, leaving these impacted teeth alone can lead to painful complications like:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Other problems as infection spreads

Need immediate dental care? Call our office at (951) 688-6000 to speak with one of our emergency dentists.

Craniofacial Surgery

Count on our oral surgeons to improve your smile’s aesthetics with our incredible craniofacial surgery

At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, we want you to be proud to show off your pearly smile. Sometimes, however, accidents, congenital defects, and other issues can ruin the look of your natural smile. That’s where our craniofacial oral surgeons come in. We are trained to not only fix your specific dental issue, but we’ll make sure that your end results look amazing. Craniofacial surgery can be used to address and treat: cleft lip and palate, jaw disproportion

and deformities, facial and dental trauma, congenital abnormalities. Cosmetics and aesthetics are our specialty. For many patients, restoring the natural look of your face, jaw, or neck can be life-changing, and we don’t take your trust in us lightly. We do our absolute best to improve and enhance your appearance with our craniofacial surgery options. Do you have any questions about our office’s craniofacial surgeries? Feel free to reach out to our office at (951) 688-6000.

Total Comfort, Great Dental Care

Trust our oral surgeons to make sure you’re always at ease and comfortable during your oral surgery.

At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, our oral surgeons do our best to make your treatment as pain- and stress-free as we can. No matter your surgical need, it is our firm belief that a patient’s comfort should be a top priority. We put this philosophy into every aspect of your experience, from the design of our office to our care during your treatment. Our private patient suites are equipped with the newest technologies and devices, and our oral surgeons are gentle and thorough throughout your procedure. If you have any questions about our patient-first dental surgeries, we’re always happy to answer them with a smile.

  • What should you avoid before oral surgery?

    For 8 hours before your dental surgery, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything, water included. If you have any medications you need to take, a quick sip of water to help them go down is acceptable. You also shouldn’t smoke for 12 hours beforehand, and this ban also applies for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Do you feel anything during oral surgery?

    We understand that hearing the word “surgery” can be a little daunting, but we promise you won’t feel a thing besides some light pressure as we work. Our Riverside oral surgeons use strong, high-grade local anesthetic to completely numb your mouth, so you don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort throughout your procedure.

  • What is the difference between an oral surgeon and a maxillofacial surgeon?

    A maxillofacial surgeon is an oral surgeon who has received years of additional training to specialize in oral maxillofacial surgery. This type of surgery focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology; reconstructive face, jaw, and neck surgery; and the typical procedures performed by an oral surgeon such as tooth extraction, dental implants, and gum surgery for periodontal disease.

  • What should I avoid after oral surgery?

    Following your surgery, you shouldn’t use hot packs unless your oral surgeon tells you it is ok. You also shouldn’t eat hot foods or drinks until your anesthetic wears off. Alcohol and tobacco should be avoided for at least 24 hours after your procedure. You should stay away from hard and crunchy foods for 6 to 8 weeks to ensure your healing goes exactly as expected.

  • How long after tooth extraction can I eat on that side?

    For one or two weeks following your surgical extraction, you should avoid eating on the same side of your mouth as the extraction. Additionally, during those first few days, you should stick to a liquid and soft food diet even to ensure nothing gets stuck or interrupts the blood clotting process. After those initial two weeks, you should still avoid spicy, acidic, crunchy, or sticky foods until your mouth is fully healed.

  • Can I go to work after oral surgery?

    Depending on the type of procedure, you may be able to return to work 24 hours after your surgery, though some patients do take 2 or even 3 days off. However, for more intensive treatments, such as multiple teeth extractions, you may be advised to stay home for a week or more.



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