Oral Surgery Specialist

Desert Dentist

General Dentistry located in Hesperia, CA & Apple Valley, CA

While tooth extraction is the most common type of oral surgery, the team of expert dentists at Desert Dentist in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, performs various procedures to protect and restore your oral health. If you’re looking for specialist oral surgery services in the High Desert region of San Bernardino County, call Desert Dentist or schedule a consultation online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A


What are the available types of oral surgery?

The Desert Dentist team performs several types of oral surgery, including:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Dental implant placement
  • Bone grafting
  • Gum grafting
  • Biopsy 
  • Root canals

The dentists provide thorough exams and consultations before recommending any surgical procedure. The team explains your treatment options and takes the time to answer your questions. They want to help you make an informed choice about your dental treatments and oral health.

What are the signs that I need oral surgery?

While pain is a common sign of a dental health problem that needs professional attention, you might also have symptoms, including:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Loose tooth
  • Bad breath
  • A lump or patch of abnormal tissue on the soft tissue in your mouth
  • Snoring 

In many cases, your dentist identifies an issue during your routine dental checkup. The Desert Dentist team uses state-of-the-art digital X-ray and intraoral photography to identify and diagnose problems that wouldn’t be visible to the naked eye. 

What should I expect during oral surgery?

The Desert Dentist team takes every precaution to ensure your comfort during oral surgery. They use local anesthetics and provide sedatives to help you relax or sleep through the procedure as appropriate. 

While you’re comfortably numb or sedated, your dentist uses mouthguards to prop your mouth open while they complete your procedure. 

The team also uses state-of-the-art equipment to minimize trauma to any surrounding tissue. This not only decreases your risk of infection but often encourages a more rapid recovery. 

How should I take care of my teeth and mouth after oral surgery?

Your dentist provides personalized aftercare instructions before releasing you to recover at home. They might prescribe a pain reliever or antibiotics to aid your recovery. 

Depending on the type of oral surgery, you might need to consume only liquids and soft foods for a few days after your operation. Additionally, you will need to take care not to dislodge any clots that form following a tooth extraction. 

In most cases, you can return to brushing and flossing your teeth after 24 hours. You will need to be gentle, especially around any incision sites. 

Call Desert Dentist today or schedule a consultation online if you’re looking for expert oral surgery services.