Nerve Repositioning at Our Clinic in Los Angeles, CA

Preparing for dental implant surgery isn’t always a straightforward affair. However, don’t lose hope. At Perio Implant Health Professionals in Los Angeles, we understand the complexities of preparing for dental implants. Our expert team offers advanced treatment options, including nerve repositioning, for patients who may not initially qualify for implants due to inadequate bone height in the lower jaw. Our goal is to create a safe, viable foundation for your future smile.

What Is Nerve Repositioning?

Nerve repositioning, also known as nerve lateralization or nerve transposition surgery, is a sophisticated technique we employ when traditional implant placement is not feasible. It involves adjusting the location of the inferior alveolar nerve to make room for the placement of dental implants without risking nerve damage. This procedure is critical for patients with significant bone loss who still desire the benefits of dental implants.

The Nerve Repositioning Procedure

During nerve repositioning for dental implant preparation, our skilled periodontal surgeons carefully make an incision in the lower jaw to access the inferior alveolar nerve. The nerve is meticulously repositioned to allow the secure placement of longer implants. A combination of surgical pads and particulate bone is utilized to cushion and support the nerve, ensuring its safety throughout the process and the subsequent healing phase.

Comprehensive Implant Preparation Solutions

In addition to nerve repositioning, we provide a full spectrum of preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting and guided bone and tissue regeneration. These techniques are designed to rebuild and reinforce the jawbone, ensuring that your dental implants have the strongest possible foundation. At Perio Implant Health Professionals, our comprehensive solutions are tailored to each patient's unique needs, ensuring optimal outcomes for dental implant surgery.

Schedule Your Evaluation Today

Ready to explore how nerve repositioning can transform your dental implant possibilities? Contact Perio Implant Health Professionals for a detailed evaluation at our office in Los Angeles, CA. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step toward a fully restored, confident smile.

Five-Star Reviews


Perio Implant Health Professionals is proud to serve our community in Los Angeles, CA, with integrity, passion, and kindness. See what our patients have to say about us.
I went in today for a consultation and had a great experience. I am terrified of going to the dentist but Dr. Rodriguez was kind and patient with me while I had a mini breakdown. His assistants Danny and Mariano were also very kind. I have my surgery appointment in August and although I am nervous, I know I'll be in good hands.

Athenas O.

Tampa, FL

I met Dr Joan Otomo-Corgel while bringing my client to see her. While there I showed her my front gums that had amalgam leaking from very old post & core with crowns & multiple bone graft procedures.  My dentist sent my X-rays to her office and she examined my whole mouth to advise me & my dentist what she suggests as treatment options. Meeting Dr. Otomo- Corgel gave me great peace of mind about next steps. Once that part of my mouth is tackled, I would definitely come back for an implant consultation in another part of my mouth!  Her assistant Marcello was very welcoming & thorough with my intake & exam. What a blessing!

Lisa B.

Tampa, FL

Dr. Otomo is a caring and highly skilled periodontist.  I've suffered from chronic gum inflammation for years, but have seen significant improvement since I began seeing her.  She's active in the research aspects of her field and knowledgeable of the latest treatments. Her sense of humor is a nice bonus.

Ross D.

Tampa, FL