Oral Surgery

The Systemic Dentist

Alireza Panahpour, DDS

Systemic Dentistry located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Oral surgery is a necessary step in treating deep dental infections or restoring missing teeth with dental implants. World-class oral surgeon and systemic dentist Alireza Panahpour, DDS, plans and performs numerous oral surgeries at his office in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. To schedule a consultation, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a type of dental treatment that involves incisions in the soft tissue of your mouth. Often, oral surgery aims to gain access to the underlying jawbone or the roots of your teeth. 

Dr. Panahpour performs many types of oral surgery to treat various oral health conditions or restore the form or function of your teeth. He starts each visit with a diagnostic evaluation to assess the extent of your condition. 

He may use the 3600 Intra Oral Scanner, 3D imaging, and other imaging tests to view your jawbone and teeth below the gumline. 

Dr. Panahpour carefully plans your oral surgery using the images from your evaluation and tells you what to expect during your oral surgery and how to prepare. With the photos taken, he can predict and plan around potential complications.

When should I consider oral surgery?

Oral surgery is typically only a necessary step in treatment if non-invasive, and minimally invasive alternatives can’t effectively meet your goals. Before you undergo surgery to treat certain conditions, Dr. Panahpour might recommend alternatives like ozone gas as a root canal alternative to avoid an extraction.

What are some common types of oral surgery?

Dr. Panahpour performs several kinds of oral surgery at his office using a biological and systemic approach. He considers many aspects of your general health throughout the planning and execution of your surgery and not just your current oral health. Available oral surgeries include:

Surgical extractions

Surgery is necessary for extraction if the tooth is impacted or below the gums. During a surgical extraction, Dr. Panahpour makes an incision in the gums to access the tooth. He may pull it out in one piece or in sections.

Dental implant placement

Dental implant placement is a surgical process that requires several visits to Alireza Panahpour. During the implant surgery, Dr. Panahpour makes an incision in your gum to access your jawbone. He then places the screw-like implant in the bone. Over a few months, your bone heals around the implant in a process called osseointegration.

Removal of hidden dental infection

A hidden dental infection can develop in your jawbone after a faulty root canal or extraction and often comes with no symptoms. Dr. Panahpour may perform surgery to treat the condition and prevent it from spreading throughout your body. 

Book your consultation for world-class oral surgery by phone or schedule online with Alireza Panahpour, DDS, today.