Oral Surgery Specialist

Quang Luong, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Care Dental Spa

Quang Luong, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Temple, TX

If you develop a deep cavity or your wisdom teeth become impacted, oral surgery may be necessary. Even so, thanks to modern tools and treatment techniques, most procedures are quick, effective, and virtually pain-free. At Care Dental Spa, cosmetic and general dentist Quang Luong, DDS, boasts years of experience performing oral surgery. To make an appointment at the practice in Temple, Texas, call the office or schedule online.

Oral Surgery Q&A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to a group of procedures that treat problems or diseases affecting your mouth and jaw. Most types of oral surgery take less than an hour and rarely require more than 24-48 hours of recovery time.

Dr. Luong has specialized training in oral surgery. His extensive knowledge and expertise ensure minimal side effects, improved oral health, and lasting results.

What are some common types of oral surgery?

Dr. Luong offers various types of oral surgery, including:

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that removes damaged or infected tooth pulp. By removing the infected or inflamed pulp, Dr. Luong can preserve your permanent tooth without the need for an extraction.  

Placement of dental implants

Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots placed beneath your gums. Over time, they integrate with your natural bone structure, providing a foundation for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.  

Extractions

Extractions are a type of oral surgery that removes one (or several) teeth. You might benefit from extractions if you develop a deep cavity or you experience impacted wisdom teeth. Other reasons for extractions include gum disease, crowding, and orthodontic treatment.

Gum grafts

A gum graft is a type of oral surgery that treats gum disease. If you have gingivitis or periodontitis, and it causes your gums to recede, a gum graft can prevent further damage and restore your smile.

How will I know if I need oral surgery?

At Care Dental Spa, Dr. Luong always tries to use conservative, noninvasive treatments to address oral health problems. Unfortunately, conservative treatment isn’t always enough to relieve uncomfortable symptoms.

Following an oral exam, a review of your dental health history, and a series of oral X-rays, Dr. Luong can develop a custom surgical treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

What is recovery like after oral surgery?

Following oral surgery, Dr. Luong writes you a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication and provides care instructions. The length of your recovery depends on the type of procedure you underwent, but most people are able to return to work and other routine activities within 48 hours. 

To explore your options for oral surgery, make an appointment at Care Dental Spa by calling the office or scheduling online today.