Improve Form • Restore Function • Enhance Life
Our philosophy and our mission is to improve form, restore function and enhance life for our patients. From the moment you enter the office, to completion of your care, you can expect the finest service and professional expertise in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Reddy’s practice utilizes cutting edge technologies such as computer guided surgery for the placement of implants and jaw surgery. We are also able to offer the latest in bone grafting technologies such as Bone Morphogenetic Protein. We are continually on the forefront of research and applications of new tools to help address the most complicated cases. He continually seeks to keep himself abreast of new trends and treatments by updating his knowledge base by regularly attending CE courses.
Dr. Reddy’s office encourages its patients to utilize the user friendly website to expedite their care and decrease wait time in the reception area. Our easy to navigate virtual office provides multimedia presentations on dental implants, jaw surgery, wisdom teeth, and TMJ. On line registration forms are available; they can help our office provide most efficient care for you. Our office utilizes state of the art digital radiology and electronic medical records.Redwood City San Jose Oakland Email Us
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Dental Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip, or below the knee. Sinus bone grafts (Sinus Lifts) are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration. Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different sites depending on the size of the defect. The skull, hip, and lateral knee, are common donor sites. These procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.
The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. These sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone. The key to a successful and long-lasting dental implant is the quality and quantity of jawbone to which the implant will be attached.
If bone loss has occurred due to injury or periodontal disease, a sinus augmentation can raise the sinus floor and allow for new bone formation. By strengthening and growing bone in this location, dental implants can be placed and secured in the new bone growth.
A sinus lift may be necessary if you:
The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. 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 erupt successfully. These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
The long awaited visionary practice of Dr. Raju Reddy has been designed to cater to the individual needs of the patients. Our goal is to provide the optimal indicated treatment for your particular needs based on your individual requirements. Dr. Reddy performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery in a safe and serene environment. One should expect great patient-physician relationship along with best possible care that is reliable, efficient and has high quality outcomes. Dr. Reddy delivers care through coordinated efforts of a functional care team in which every member’s skills are optimally employed. The high standards of care and compassion are outcomes of thinking from patient’s perspectives and a proactive follow up with patients. The personal touch makes you and your loved one feel as part of their family.
The highly professional and compassionate care can be felt right from the moment one walks into the office. The staff is committed to making your experience comfortable and convenient, and this comes natural in their endeavor for continual pursuit of excellence. The staff takes great pride in providing genuine customer care.
The following Post-Operative Care Instructions are in accordance with the current A.D.A. recommendations. It is important that you follow these instructions.
The length of time you experience numbness varies depending on the type of anesthesia you received. While your mouth is numb you will want to be careful not to bite your cheek, lip or tongue. The numbness from the anesthetic should subside within a few hours. It is normal to experience drowsiness that persists for several hours after sedation. Be aware that pain control prescriptions also cause drowsiness. If you are drowsy, do not drive an automobile or operate machinery.
Your dentist will place a gauze pack in the extraction site to limit the bleeding and confirm the blood while clotting takes place. Remain biting on the gauze pad in your mouth for thirty (30) minutes. DO NOT chew on the pack. Change the pad every thirty (30) minutes, or as needed, until the bleeding stops by folding a piece of gauze into a pad thick enough to bite on. Place pad directly on the extraction site. Maintain biting pressure for thirty (30) minutes. If the pad becomes soaked, replace it with a clean one as necessary. DO NOT lie down until the bleeding has stopped. DO NOT suck on the extraction site. It is normal that blood streaked saliva may persist for twenty four (24) hours or more. If bleeding is excessive during the night and you are concerned, please call the office to contact Dr. Reddy. If unable to contact Dr. Reddy, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for treatment. (Recall that a lot of saliva and a little blood may look like a lot of blood).
Facial swelling is normal following most extractions. You may reduce swelling and pain by applying cold compresses to the face. An ice bag or cold moist cloth can be applied for twenty (20) on and five (5) minutes off for the first four (4) to six (6) hours as necessary. Swelling normally increases for the 3 days and begins to subside about the fifth day.
You may take Tylenol as directed by Dr. Reddy. If this does not relieve your discomfort, the pain control prescription you were given should be taken as directed. If the medication prescribed does not seem to work for you DO NOT increase the dosage. If you have prolonged severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever please follow the directions listed under emergency.
DO NOT rinse your mouth or brush your teeth immediately following surgery. The day after surgery you may gently rinse your mouth with warm water (1/2 teaspoon of salt to a large glass of warm water). You should rinse with this warm water solution in the morning, after meals and before bed. Rinsing after each meal is important to keep food particles out of the extraction site. Remember to rinse gently and avoid using commercial mouthwash or mouth rinse during the healing period. Beginning the day after surgery you may brush your teeth using care in the surgical areas. Use a soft bristled brush so that you do injure the tissues in your mouth. The tongue should be brushed to help eliminate the bad breath and unpleasant taste that is common after an extraction.
A good diet is essential, especially following surgery. Initially soft foods high in nutritional value are recommended. Return to normal diet as soon as possible. Stay with cool or lukewarm foods. Fluid intake following surgery should be increased with emphasis on water and fruit plates. DO NOT suck fluids through s straw.
DO NOT smoke for at least three (3) days following surgery. Smoking slows the healing process and is the major cause of dry sockets, a very painful healing process.
Dr. Raju Reddy
Redwood City, CA • San Jose, CA • Oakland, CA
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Available Saturday by appointment only.
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