Oral Surgery Specialist

Robert A. Rees, DDS -  - Comprehensive Dentistry

Robert A. Rees, DDS

Comprehensive Dentistry & General Dentistry located in La Jolla, CA

Oral surgery is often necessary to treat infected or broken teeth, place a dental implant, resolve sleep apnea, and so much more. If you think you may need oral surgery or would like a second opinion, you can receive the expert care you deserve at the office of Robert A Rees, DDS, in La Jolla, California. Click the online booking tool to schedule an oral surgery evaluation with Dr. Rees today, or you can call the office to speak with a team member directly.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Why do I need oral surgery?

Modern oral surgery is much more advanced than in years past. Because dental tools and techniques have evolved and improved, you can undergo many types of surgical procedures right in the office. You may need oral surgery to:

  • Treat sleep apnea
  • Remove wisdom teeth
  • Preserve a tooth extraction site
  • Extract a damaged, broken, or abscess tooth
  • Graft bone to support a dental implant
  • Gather biopsies or treat oral cancer
  • Treat salivary gland disorders

Oral surgery may even be necessary to ensure orthodontic treatments are successful. This type of oral surgery, known as orthognathic surgery, involves modifying jawbones and ensuring they’re properly aligned. 

What happens during oral surgery?

Your oral surgery plan from the office of Robert A Rees is tailored to your unique needs. During your consultation, Dr. Rees counsels you about what to expect from your procedure. This way, you know how to prepare and how to manage your recovery. 

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Rees wants to ensure you’re entirely comfortable and relaxed. Not only does he provide a soothing environment, but he also uses The Wand® system to thoroughly numb your gums throughout your treatment process. Sedation dentistry solutions are also available. During your oral surgery, Dr. Rees may:

  • Extract damaged teeth, or extra teeth (like wisdom teeth)
  • Remove and repair gum tissue
  • Correct bone or gum issues
  • Place a dental implant 

Once your oral surgery is complete, it’s important to have someone drive you home and stay with you for the rest of the day, especially if you need general anesthesia. 

How long does it take to recover after oral surgery?

Dr. Rees usually likes to see you back in the office within a few days after your oral surgery. He wants to make sure you’re healing properly and not at risk of infection. In most cases, pain and swelling resolve within the first week.

While you can return to most of your regular activities within a few days after surgery, or as you are able, Dr. Rees typically recommends avoiding strenuous exercise for at least a week or two, or until your surgical site fully heals. 

To learn more about the advanced oral surgery treatments at the office of Robert A Rees, DDS, call the office or request an appointment online.