Oral Surgery in

Mission Viejo & Fullerton, CA

Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, and Wisdom Teeth Removal in Southern California

More than half of adults who reach their forties will have lost at least one tooth because of an accident or some type of oral disease. If you’re missing any teeth, dental implants will fill in the gaps and make your smile look wonderful again. Dental implants are simply artificial teeth that we can surgically insert into your mouth. They will match your other teeth and become a fixed part of your jaw. You will look better and eat better, and with proper care, your implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants can be seen as an alternative to dentures, which have improved over the years but still have their downsides. Dentures require an application of messy adhesive to hold in place. Nevertheless, they can still slip around, or even fall out, when you’re eating or talking. They also require a fair bit of cleaning and care. On the other hand, once dental implants are in, they are in for good, and caring for them is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Just about anyone with healthy gums and adequate bone structure in their mouth is a good candidate for dental implants.

Wisdom Teeth

By the time someone is around 12 or 13 years old, all their permanent teeth should have finished coming in. The exceptions are the last four molars, known as the wisdom teeth, which typical don’t start “erupting” from beneath the gums until early adulthood. Wisdom teeth, unfortunately, frequently come in problematically. They might emerge at odd angles and push against other teeth; they can even become trapped in the jawbone. The problem is that many people’s bites can’t spare the extra room for new molars, and when a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to come in, it becomes impacted. This can cause pain, infection, crooked teeth, nerve damage, tooth decay, and other serious health problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth and their associated problems can be hard to predict in advance and surgical extraction can be difficult at later ages. That’s why we often recommend removing wisdom teeth in young adults as a preventative measure. Removing wisdom teeth is a common outpatient procedure that OC Smile performs right in our offices. After the first 24 hours, you will need to rest and avoid certain food, but you’ll find that recovery is fairly quick. The procedure is a simple one that will help you avoid many dental problems in the future.

What to expect during your procedure

Before your oral surgery is performed, x-rays will often be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. A step-by-step explanation of the procedure along with your anesthesia options will be discussed, and you should feel free to ask any questions you have. Your recovery experience will depend on what procedure you are having as well as your general state of health. It’s always important to let your healthcare providers know what medications you are taking (both prescription and over-the-counter), any chronic health conditions you have, and whether you smoke. This will help ensure your safety and comfort — always the paramount concerns.

Fullerton, CA & Mission Viejo Oral Surgery Dental Office – Wisdom Teeth Removal in Mission Viejo, Fullerton & The Surrounding Areas

Meet Your Award-Winning Dentists
in Mission Viejo & Fullerton, CA

Dr. Kevin Badii
Dr. Mike Hyneman
Dr. Ramin Sadighi
Dr. Peter Kim
Dr. Frank Mehrdad
Dr. Alisha Hewko
Dr. Austin Burnett
Dr. Jeremy Owyoung

Our Dental Services

General Dentistry

Dental Implants

Emergency Care

Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Surgery

Orthodontics

The Proof is in our Patients

Chris C.
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Very pleasant experience today. My normal dentist is closed on Fridays. I had an emergency visit today for my son. Lindsey was very helpful and made the overall experience pleasant. So thankful OC smile is open on Fridays and Saturdays. I will be returning to OC smile. I highly recommend this dentist. I am now considering them for Orthodontics. CC
Seth L.
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This place is beyond professional, very caring and a very clean/nicely appointed offices. Took me right in since I was in excruciating pain and got me squared away very quickly. I highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed.
Oscar M.
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OC Smile went above and beyond with service, they made me feel very comfortable, I have never had such a great experience. I look forward to returning, my Dentist is Dr. Mike Hyneman he was great to talk to and he really knows what he is doing, I appreciate all the staff as well they made every go smooth and easy. My teeth were hurting and they got me in right away when another place said they had no immediate openings. Thank OC Smile for being so helpful with everything.
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2 Convenient Locations

Our Fullerton, CA Office

1950 Sunny Crest Dr., Ste #1100 | Fullerton, CA 92835

Working Hours

Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED

Our Mission Viejo, CA Office

26137 La Paz Rd Ste 150, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Working Hours

Monday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED

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