Lehrian & Palo Oral Surgery Dr. John F. Lehrian Dr. David Palo
Lehrian & Palo Oral Surgery Meet the Doctors
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Pathology
  • Facial Trauma
  • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
  • Anesthesia
Dentoalveolar Surgery

What is Dentoalveolar Surgery?

Dentoalveolar surgery is the removal of impacted teeth and difficult extractions, and the
  treatment of diseases of the teeth, soft tissue, and the jawbone.

What are Dentoalveolar Procedures?
The most common dentoalveolar procedure that we perform is the extraction of teeth which are either badly decayed or impacted (ie. Wisdom Teeth). Other dentoalveolar procedures include:
Adding, reshaping or removing hard and soft tissue supporting teeth
Biopsy and removal of lesions, and simple cysts of the mouth
Controlling oral infections
Removal of impacted teeth (See Figures 1 & 2)

Will I be Asleep during the Procedure?
You have several anesthetic options when receiving dentoalveolar surgery.
Local anesthesia
General anesthesia
Conscious intravenous sedation
Nitrous Oxide Gas (laughing gas)
Oral Sedation

The Doctors will discuss with you the various anesthetic options during your consultation.

Figure 1: Impacted Tooth Causing Damage to Adjacent Tooth
Figure 2: Impacted Tooth Removed and Area Prepared for a Prosthesis
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