Oral Surgery Palo Alto // Oral Surgeon Palo Alto
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face, and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons continue attending four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of the face, mouth, and neck.
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our Palo Alto Dental Team is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) Sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Palo Alto
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is pretty rare. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are can’t properly grow. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems and pain. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. Removal of wisdom teeth allows you to avoid these problems and the sooner they are removed the easier the procedure is for both patient and surgeon.
A root canal procedure is usually recommended after other dental treatment options have been considered. It is a treatment that is used to save a tooth from extraction, an absolute last-resort option at our practice. Root canals are common in cases where large cavities have done too much damage to fix with a tooth-colored filling or dental crown. They are also used in cases where a tooth infection is simply too invasive to control.
Dental Implants Palo Alto
Missing teeth are perhaps the most obvious and challenging obstacle to a beautiful smile. If you have one or more missing teeth, at Palo Alto Dental Care our Dentists can show you how dental implants can solve your problem permanently. For tooth replacement, there simply is no solution that is more durable or more lifelike than a custom-designed dental implant.
If you have dealt with a missing tooth for years, you may be wondering why it is so important to fill that space now. When considering a tooth replacement solution, keep in mind that dental implants are the only comprehensive solution since they address both the visible missing tooth and the missing tooth root under the gum. The presence of a replacement tooth root not only anchors the new tooth in place, it also protects against bone loss since it is seated into the jaw bone. And the sooner you replace a missing tooth, the less likely your natural teeth are to shift out of place and create an unhealthy bite.
Dental implants are a long-term investment. Unlike other cosmetic smile treatments that may need to be redone after several years, dental implants can last a lifetime if they are well cared for.
Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. We use the Nobel family of implants as our primary implant system, however, other implant systems are available customized to you.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and have a very high success rate. They are the technologically closest tooth substitute as compared to nature.
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Meet Palo Alto Dentist
Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Doctor Name: Dr. Mikhail Nasakin
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dr. Mikhail Nasakin, the older of two siblings, was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California at Davis graduating in 2005 with a B.S. majoring in the field of Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Dr. Galina Nasakin, he enrolled at New York University College of Dentistry obtaining his credentials of Doctorate of Dental Surgery graduating class of 2010. Prior to returning to the Bay Area in hopes of joining his mother’s practice, Dr. Nasakin spent an additional two years completing his General Practice Residency training at Staten Island University Hospital.
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Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Dental Services Palo Alto