Oral Surgery – Carmichael, CA
Trusted Expertise For Complex Dental Issues
Dr. Sheng Ji is able to provide his patients with absolutely everything they need to gain relief from persistent oral pain, recover from facial injuries, and achieve a healthy and functional smile. An oral surgeon with many years of experience and thousands of hours of training under his belt, he’s able to provide an array of surgical services at a level you just won’t find anywhere else. To schedule a consultation to learn how he can help you, contact us today.
Why Choose Sheng Ji, DDS, MD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for Oral Surgery?
- Certified Oral Surgeon Trained in Both Medicine & Dentistry
- TMJ Therapy: Solutions for Chronic Jaw Pain & Headaches
- Sedation Dentistry Guarantees Patient Comfort
Surgical Tooth Extractions
When a tooth has become impacted (stuck) while erupting, a surgical extraction is often the best course of action to remove it and prevent it from developing pain or an infection. This is usually the method used to remove the wisdom teeth. Dr. Ji is an expert at this procedure and has literally performed it countless times over the course of his career, combining a gentle touch and his years of experience to deliver comfortable care and reliable results.
Impacted Canine Treatment
The canine teeth are the pointed ones located on either side of the front teeth, and their function is to help you bite into food more easily. For some children, they can become stuck while erupting, leading to an impaction. In addition to affecting the appearance of the smile, this can also throw off the spacing of the surrounding teeth and even inhibit their ability to speak and eat properly. Working with an orthodontist, Dr. Ji can help free these teeth from gum and bone tissue so they have a clear path and are able to erupt normally into the mouth.
Facial Trauma Repair
Injuries to the jaw and face can have a wide variety of causes, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to simple slip and falls within the home. Nonetheless, they can be truly devastating for a number of reasons, negatively affecting both a person’s appearance as well as their oral health. Fortunately, Dr. Ji is able to repair even the most severe facial trauma to give someone a renewed sense of confidence in addition to flawless oral function.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Problems such as severe overbites and under bites can often be corrected with orthodontics alone, but in extreme cases, the most effective approach involves orthognathic surgery, more commonly known as corrective jaw surgery. Usually this require cooperation between your oral surgeon and orthodontist. Once your orthodontist finishes his/her portion of treatment, Dr. Ji will acquire models/scans of your jaw to plan for the surgery. Surgery itself will be performed in a hospital setting. It usually involves lengthening or shortening of either the upper or lower jaw in order to line up the bite correctly. This way it dramatically improves a person’s appearance as well as improve their ability to chew and talk. As an added benefit, it often times also improves one’s airway, addressing problems such as sleep apnea.
Oral pathology involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases that affect the head/neck region and oral cavity. There are all sorts of lesions/cysts/tumors that can affect your mouth/jaw/neck region. Some of them can be slow growing while other can be quite aggressive, often times causing pain and swelling. It is never a good idea to ignore these warning signs, as some of these can be benign tumors, or even worse, aggressive cancer. Dr. Ji has been trained in one of the nation’s top oral surgery program, where he has routinely encountered and managed all sorts of head and neck pathology and infections. If you have any concerns regarding a mass/lesion in your mouth or head/neck region, please call our office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
Normally, a cavity only affects the outermost layer of a tooth, or enamel. However, if the infection is left untreated for a very long time, it can actually reach the root of a tooth and even spread into the nearby jawbone, creating an abscess. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to correct this type of problem. After making a small hole in the jawbone, any infected tissue is removed, and then the root of a tooth is sealed off to prevent the future spread of bacteria. The tooth itself is usually treated using a root canal.
Every single person has at least three small bands of tissue in their mouth called frenulums—one on each lip that connects them to the gums, and another found underneath the tongue. These tissues can sometimes be so short or rigid that they inhibit normal oral function, preventing someone from eating, speaking, or even breathing properly. A frenectomy is a quick and painless procedure in which the offending tissue is either loosened or removed altogether to quickly free up someone’s oral mobility.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Everyone knows that having an attractive and confident smile is a huge asset in today’s world, but sometimes, the orientation of the jaw and surrounding bone can prevent someone from having an attractive and symmetrical appearance. Correcting issues like these are often beyond the reach of general dentistry and even orthodontics, but Dr. Ji is more than capable of giving a patient what they need. Working closely with a patient, he can help them design what they want their new smile to look like, and then he can turn it into a reality using a custom-designed procedure.
Does your jaw feel sore all the time? Do you constantly get headaches and don’t know why? If so, then the culprit might be a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or TMD. The TMJ is like any other major joints in your body. They are a set of hinges that enables your lower jaw to move. With chronic wear and tear, acute injuries, or even misaligned bites, it can alter the function of these joints and lead to inflammation and subsequent pain and stiffness. Dr. Ji has been trained under one of the world’s premier TMJ surgeon, and has mastered various surgical managements including arthrocentesis, arthroscopy and TMJ arthroplasty with eventual TMJ replacements. If TMD has been an ongoing issue for you, and you have tried on various splints with no improvement, maybe a surgical solution is what you need. Please give us a call for consultation regarding your TMJ issues, and we can narrow down the source of your pain and tackle the problem with appropriate conservative management or surgery.