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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is sometimes recommended depending on your dental needs. Oral surgery can improve the appearance of your smile, help correct imperfections and also help fix other more severe oral problems. We have an experienced oral surgeon on-site so you won’t have to be referred to another office for treatment. 

Oral Surgery Procedures

We offer several types of oral surgery procedures, including the options below. To learn more about each of these services, please review our page! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office!


Oral surgical biopsies are procedures in which a small sample of tissue is removed from the mouth for examination. This type of biopsy is often used to diagnose oral cancer or other abnormal growths. The tissue sample is sent to a laboratory for analysis before the patient is notified of the results.

Bone Grafting

Bone graft surgeries are performed in order to restore areas of missing or deteriorated bone in the mouth. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including tooth loss, injury, or periodontal disease. The area of bone damage is packed with either donor or synthetic bone to restore density to the damaged area. Bone grafting is recommended to many patients prior to implant placement surgery.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Maxillofacial surgery is a procedure we perform to address and treat conditions that affect the mouth, face, and jaws. The scope of maxillofacial surgery covers a wide range of procedures, from corrective surgery to reconstructive surgery. Some typical instances in which maxillofacial surgery may be performed include:

  • Cleft palate
  • Cleft lip
  • Jaw deformities
  • Facial trauma
  • Oral cancer


A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a frenulum, or small fold of tissue, that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A frenectomy may be performed for the purpose of improving speech or digestion. When a patient has a tongue tie, they may find it challenging to produce certain sounds in their mouth or to chew properly. By removing the frenulum, patients have a better oral function.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction is a dental procedure that involves the repair or restoration of the entire oral cavity. This is performed for the purpose of better function and health. The reconstruction typically consists of multiple different restorative procedures — such as root canals, gum disease therapy, or dental implant placement.

Sinus Lifts

A sinus lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to raise the level of the sinus floor and improve the quality of the bone in the upper jaw for dental implants. This procedure is often necessary when there is not enough bone density in the area to support implants.


A surgical tooth extraction is a procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from the mouth below the gum line. This type of extraction is typically performed when a tooth is impacted or otherwise inaccessible by traditional means. Under the influence of dental sedation, the patient will remain comfortable as the tooth is accessed and removed. Most often, this form of extraction is utilized to remove wisdom teeth.

If you are in need of a lot of dental work but aren’t sure where to start, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation. Our team can create a custom treatment plan with all of the recommended dental work included. We don’t want anything to get in the way of your dental care and our team works together to ensure you receive the best possible care. At Smiles West, you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands! 
Whether you are wanting to restore your teeth or have other dental issues, we’re here to help. If you are in need of oral surgery in Lake Forest, CA, call our office today to schedule a consultation!

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    Our Stance on COVID-19

    We understand that this is an unprecedented time for many patients with the coronavirus still being an active concern. However, more than ever before, your oral health plays a crucial role in your overall health. The mouth is the gateway to the body, but when common oral infection and disease take hold, it impacts your immune system! This can make you more susceptible to becoming sick in the future. Your best defense is good oral health, and maintaining your regular dental appointments makes that possible. We are following all CDC guidelines to provide our patients and team with a healthy and safe environment to provide life changing dental care.