The Santa Ana Area's Best Oral Surgeon

Oral surgery doesn't have to be scary. In fact, it should never be scary. While it's understandable for even the bravest patient to be a bit nervous about anything even vaguely related to the word "surgery," When your oral surgeon is competent, friendly, and dedicated to his craft - you'll find that the prospect of oral surgery will hardly be a cause for concern.

At Primary Dental Care our goal is for every patient to confidently and comfortably approach their oral surgery with an optimistic and open mind. With years of training, the latest equipment, and a dental team dedicated to the offering the highest level of care in the Santa Ana area, you can be positive that a successful oral surgery is never too far away

What is Oral Surgery: Answers for Santa Ana

While oral surgery surely can involve anesthesia and a vaguely hospital-like setting, it might surprise you to realize that many oral surgery procedures can be completed in very little time and without serious anesthesia. However, oral and maxillofacial surgery span a wide range of procedures and can be used to solve a number of problems caused by not just your teeth, but by your jaw and your facial structure.
Common Oral Surgery Procedures Include:

  • Tooth extraction: a tooth extraction is typically required when one or more teeth has become damaged from injury or infection and must be removed. The most common form of oral surgery is a wisdom tooth extraction, which is typically required when the wisdom teeth are impacted, or partially erupted. Teeth also need to be extracted for a variety of other reasons, such as when they have been damaged beyond repair, when baby teeth have failed to fall out naturally and could potentially prevent the growth of adult teeth, or when orthodontic treatment requires the removal of some problematic teeth.
  • Corrective Jaw Treatment: Jaw surgery is commonly referred to as orthognathic surgery, and is performed by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon to treat a number of conditions ranging from TMJ and bite problems to trauma, tooth grinding, difficulty chewing, incorrect facial structure, and beyond.
  • Dental Implants:An oral surgeon is also responsible for placing a number of dental implants, which are used to replace your teeth when they've required removal due to injury, infection, or decay.

Meet Our Oral Surgeon: Dr. Carlos Moretta
Serving the Santa Ana Area and Beyond

With years of experience as a dental hygienist, then as general dentist, and then as an oral surgeon, Dr. Carlos Moretta knows how to make a patient feel at ease and well cared for. At Primary Dental Care, we believe this is what sets our oral surgery practice apart for patients in the Santa Ana area. With a commitment to comfortable and thorough care, Dr. Moretta ensures that every patient has the information and support needed before and after every procedure.

Do you have questions about oral surgery? Please don't hesitate to contact us today.