Oral Surgery Specialist

George B. Apelian, DDS -  - Implant Dentistry

Hilltop Dental

George B. Apelian, DDS

Implant Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Agoura Hills, CA

Sometimes, keeping your mouth healthy requires more than just practicing good at-home care. If you have a dental condition that requires oral surgery, schedule an appointment with George B. Apelian, DDS, at Hilltop Dental. Conveniently located in Agoura Hills, California, Hilltop Dental and Dr. Apelian are trusted resources for oral surgery that’s safe, effective, and exceptional. You can schedule your visit by phone or online.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Any surgical procedure performed on your oral tissues, like your teeth, gums, or mouth, is called “oral surgery.” 

“Oral surgery” can be a somewhat misleading term, since, for many people, the word “surgery” conjures up the idea of general anesthesia and lengthy hospital stays. Many oral surgeries are actually performed as outpatient procedures under local anesthesia and require little to no recovery downtime.

Hilltop Dental follows a conservative treatment philosophy that aims to make oral surgery painless and effective while keeping your natural structures as intact as possible.

What oral surgery procedures do you offer?

Dr. Apelian offers a wide variety of exceptional oral surgeries, including:

  • Sinus floor lifts
  • Root canals
  • Extractions (routine, surgical, and for wisdom teeth)
  • Removal and treatment of abscesses
  • Guided tissue regeneration with bone grafts and collagen membranes
  • Gum surgeries for periodontal disease
  • Surgical placement of dental implants
  • Alveolar ridge (jawbone) expansion, modification, and augmentation

Dr. Apelian uses the most state-of-the-art tools in his surgeries, like surgical telescopic magnification, to offer patients the most advanced, effective, and efficient treatment available. 

How should I prepare for oral surgery?

Your journey towards better health with oral surgery always begins with a consultation at Hilltop Dental. Dr. Apelian and his team assess your condition, recommend a course of treatment, and answer any questions you might have about your surgery. 

You and Dr. Apelian will likely discuss the following topics before your surgery:

  • Medications that you’re currently taking
  • Any past health complications
  • Your reaction to anesthesia in the past
  • Eating and drinking restrictions before and after the procedure
  • Transportation to and from your procedure (if you’re getting sedated)

Dr. Apelian and the team also walk you through each step of your procedure so that you feel more informed and comfortable on the day of your surgery.

What do I do after oral surgery?

Your aftercare instructions depend on the type of oral surgery you’re undergoing. Dr. Apelian and the team provide you with both verbal and written instructions after your procedure. 

They might suggest that you use antimicrobial rinses, keep your surgical sites covered in gauze, and avoid certain foods and drinks. 

Following your aftercare instructions decreases your recovery time, minimizes your post-operative discomfort, and increases the success of your procedure.

To learn more about the state-of-the-art oral surgeries offered by Hilltop Dental, schedule a visit by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

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