Oral Surgeon

Southern California Center for Oral & Facial Surgery -  - Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Southern California Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Board-Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Tarzana, CA

An oral surgeon has attended dental school and spent four years in a hospital-based residency program for surgery. At the Southern California Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Jay Reznick is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who offers oral surgery services to men and women in Tarzana, California. Call the office or use the online booking tool if you’re in need of a skilled, qualified oral surgeon.

Oral Surgeon Q & A

What training does an oral surgeon have?

After attending four years of dental school, oral surgeons train alongside medical residents in emergency medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology. As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Reznick can administer sedation, including IV sedation and general anesthesia.

An oral surgeon has the knowledge and expertise that makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose several functional and aesthetic concerns.

What procedures does an oral surgeon perform?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can do simple procedures, such as tooth extractions, as well as more complex treatments requiring sedation or anesthesia. Dr. Reznick is also an expert in dental implants and can perform bone grafting procedures when necessary.

Dr. Reznick can reconstruct a jaw that’s been subject to facial trauma, such as an automobile accident or workplace injury. You may also need oral surgery following the removal of a tumor or if you have a misaligned bite due to congenital disabilities.

Dr. Reznick also assists in the laser treatment of oral and facial growths, including some tumors, cancers, or cases of infection.

Who should see an oral surgeon?

You may be referred to an oral surgeon if you need a complex procedure that involves removing multiple teeth, advanced sedation, or bone surgery.

If your dentist discovers a suspicious area in your mouth, face, neck, or jaw that suggests an underlying problem, they may send you to an oral surgeon for treatment or a biopsy.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth that have been lost due to decay or accident.

They involve surgically inserting metal posts into the jawbone. A prosthetic tooth is then adhered to the post to look and function like a natural tooth.

What is corrective jaw surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery is used to align your bite properly. Common reasons you may require jaw surgery include:

  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Trauma to the jaw
  • An incorrect bite that leads to an imperfect smile
  • Excessive tooth wear due to clenching or teeth grinding
  • Difficulty chewing or opening and closing the mouth

If you’re in need of an oral surgeon, get the best available by consulting Dr. Reznick.