Oral surgery is a specialized field within dentistry that offers a diverse range of procedures that significantly impact patients' oral health, function, and aesthetics. Come to King House Dental Group in Redlands, CA to check it out for yourself.
These surgical interventions address a multitude of issues, ranging from wisdom tooth extractions to complex reconstructive surgeries, all aimed at restoring well-being and self-assurance.
Among the most common oral surgical procedures is the extraction of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Typically erupting in late adolescence or early adulthood, these molars often cause discomfort and dental issues due to their size and positioning.
Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. Through oral surgery, these problematic molars can be safely removed, offering relief from discomfort and preventing potential dental problems.
Missing teeth can significantly affect a person's confidence and ability to chew and speak effectively. Dental implants, a remarkable advancement in oral surgery, provide a long-lasting solution.
During this procedure, tiny titanium posts are surgically implanted in the jawbone, mimicking the function of natural tooth roots. Once integrated, they create a sturdy base for attaching crowns, bridges, or dentures, resulting in a natural-looking and fully functional smile.
Dental implant surgery has been a game-changer for countless individuals, enabling them to regain their confidence and enjoy a more comfortable life.
Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, is instrumental in addressing severe jaw misalignments. These misalignments can lead to difficulties in chewing, speaking, and even breathing.
Oral surgeons employ careful planning and precise surgical techniques to reposition the jaw, restoring function and harmonizing facial features.
Orthognathic surgery goes beyond improving functionality; it has the power to boost self-esteem by enhancing overall facial aesthetics.
Oral surgeons play a vital role in diagnosing and treating various oral pathologies, including cysts, tumors, and infections.
Timely interventions are essential to prevent the progression of these diseases and safeguard adjacent structures. With their specialized training, oral surgeons perform biopsies, remove pathological tissues, and reconstruct affected areas, ensuring both physical and emotional well-being.
Accidents and injuries can result in facial trauma that affects the oral cavity and surrounding structures.
Oral surgeons skillfully repair fractures, injuries to the jaw, facial bones, and soft tissues, restoring form and function. These surgeries not only have a physical restorative effect but can also provide emotional healing by helping patients regain their appearance.
Oral surgery plays a role in treating sleep apnea, a condition characterized by disrupted breathing during sleep.
Procedures such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and genioglossus advancement can alleviate obstructive sleep apnea by widening the airway. These surgeries have the potential to improve sleep quality, reduce health risks associated with sleep apnea, and enhance overall well-being.
Originally hailing from Texas, Dr. Meagan Miller moved to Southern California after high school, graduating from La Sierra University in Riverside.
Dr. Miller graduated from La Sierra University in Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis on premedical sciences in 2011. She has always loved working with her hands and saw Dentistry as a good balance between creative dexterity and healthcare. She matriculated into the Loma Linda University Dental School (LLUSD) and graduated with her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2015.
After dental school she sought more applicable, innovative solutions to the bigger reconstructive problems Dentistry faces.
She completed the Boyne and Geistlich research fellowship in regenerative medicine, focusing on soft and hard tissue growth and maintenance in 2016. She continued to pursue a career in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at LLUSD as she saw her developing hand skills align with the field’s vision of restoring function and esthetics, while providing whole person care. She recently graduated from the LLUSD OMS program in June 2022. Dr. Miller is passionate about helping her patients understand their ailments in order to provide quality, evidence-based options and treatments.
When not working Meagan loves to cook, wheel throw ceramics, and take long walks with her husband Daniel, daughter Valerie, and five-year-old French bulldog Bijou around beautiful Redlands, CA.
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