Get your Oral Surgery Orange County at Canyon Hills Dental. Oral Surgery Orange County includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects. Treatment involves surgery of the jaw, teeth, and/or mouth, depending on the diagnosis. The removal of wisdom teeth commonly comes to mind when one thinks of oral surgery. However, Oral Surgery Orange County includes many more procedures in addition to the treatment of wisdom teeth such as: impacted teeth, the anchoring of dental implants in the jaw, moving all or part of the jaw into proper alignment, and joint surgery for Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dr. Eppie Nicholas knows oral surgery can be a bit intimidating. That is why she and her staff will professionaly and patiently find the perfect oral surgery treatment plan for you.

How do braces work? Oral Surgery Orange County at Canyon Hills has much experience in making patients’ smile straight! The teeth move as braces exert pressure on the teeth. Sometimes springs or rubber bands are used to exert even more pressure.

Over a period of time, approximately two and a half years, the teeth gradually move. During this time, Oral Surgery Orange County at Canyon Hills can tighten your braces every few weeks. If this was done too fast however, the patients teeth could be lost.

Canyon Hills, your Oral Surgery Orange County, want to provide you with a fun fact! Why are they called “Wisdom Teeth”? For many, many years this has been the name used for our third molars. Obviously they do not automatically give us wisdom but the name is attributed to the time period in which they appear, between 17 and 25 years of age. This is considered early adulthood, a period in which we grow and learn…and gain WISDOM. We are much wiser at this time in comparison to when our regular teeth come in as babes.