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Oral Surgery Specialist

Pavilion Dental

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Tracy, CA

Only certain dentists perform oral surgery, so it’s convenient when your general dentist offers surgery too. Maneeza Kulaly, DMD, performs surgeries such as wisdom teeth removal and dental implants right at Pavilion Dental. She also offers sedation dentistry in conjunction with surgery at her Tracy, California, practice to make the experience stress-free. If you need oral surgery, call the office to schedule a consultation.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What type of oral surgery do you provide?

You may think you have to visit an oral surgeon to receive dental procedures, but you may actually be able to get common surgical treatments at Pavilion Dental. Unless you need complex dental procedures, Dr. Kulaly may provide oral surgery for your problem.

Some oral surgeries Dr. Kulaly performs on a regular basis include:  

  • Root canals
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Gum grafts

Not all dentist’s offices offer these types of surgical services, but Dr. Kulaly does and can save you a costly trip to a specialist. Plus, you may find it comforting to be able to receive all your dental care from your own dentist and at a familiar location.

How do I know if I need oral surgery?

You need an evaluation with a dentist to determine whether or not oral surgery is recommended for your situation. Typically, adults need oral surgery for one of three reasons: preventive, restorative, or cosmetic. 

Restorative surgery refers to procedures that address health concerns like tooth loss or decay, or gum decay. Dr. Kulaly may perform a root canal, for example, if she can save your abscessed tooth.

Preventive surgery helps you avoid problems before they start. Wisdom tooth extraction is one example of a preventive surgery in which Dr. Kulaly may remove your teeth to avoid crowding or impaction.

Finally, cosmetic surgery refers to any procedure in which its primary purpose is to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure that you may choose to replace a missing tooth.

What happens during oral surgery?

First, if you feel anxious about oral surgery, Dr. Kulaly strives to give you the most comfortable experience possible. With sedation dentistry and a gentle touch, she helps put you at ease.

Then, she administers the appropriate anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel physical pain during the procedure. You may even find you’re able to fall asleep, so you don’t remember any of the procedure.

Dr. Kulaly uses the safest, most up-to-date techniques, backed by her vast experience and expertise, to ensure successful results. After surgery, Dr. Kulaly provides care and follow-up instructions, so you know what to do next. She also helps you manage pain and return to normal activity as soon as possible. 

If you need to schedule oral surgery, request an appointment at Pavilion Dental by calling the office. You can call to speak with a team member directly.