The Patient Experience at LTS | Dental Surgery, La Canada

Lytle, Tate and Stamper is an established leader in dental surgery. La Canada patients rely on our office for a variety of services, including dental implants; the removal of wisdom teeth; augmentation for weakened bone and tissue.

Below, we offer a walk-through of a typical client experience. Learn what to expect with you meet with a Lytle, Tate and Stamper doctor, and then contact our office for an appointment.

Initial Consultation

For dental surgery, La Canada patients may connect with Lytle, Tate and Stamper either upon noticing a need or after referral from a general practitioner. The doctors at LTS are specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery, which combines expertise in both oral surgery and medicine. They have received advanced training, serve in leadership roles with organizations that focus on dental surgery, and perform procedures on a daily basis.

Patients can expect an initial consultation that is professional and informative. They will discuss their concerns, whether it is impacted third molars, discomfort due to the alignment of their jaws, or missing teeth.

An initial consultation may include a full health exam as well as x-rays, digital radiographs, or the use of i-CAT Cone Beam imaging. These technologies give our doctors a better understanding of the patient’s needs.

Typically, doctors will present different treatment options and then prepare a recommendation based on the patient’s preferences, requirements, and health. Professionals at Lytle, Tate and Stamper make certain that La Canada patients feel comfortable asking questions about their dental surgery. Their confidence in our work is one of the goals of the initial consultation.


The scheduling of surgeries depends on the patient’s procedure. Some surgeries, such as wisdom tooth extraction, may take place within a single surgical session. Other surgeries occur in multiple stages and require one or more visits.

For example, with dental implants, La Canada patients may see an LTS surgeon for the placement of the post implant, and in a separate visit, a restorative dentist will set the crown for the implant. This staging ensures that those most skilled in the treatment area required are working with the patient. It also allows the dental implant to be as strong as possible before use. Lytle, Tate and Stamper’s doctors will lay out a complete plan for treatment in advance of the procedure.


It is important that La Canada patients know what to expect in their recuperation from dental surgery. That is why Lytle, Tate and Stamper doctors spend a lot of time responding to patient questions and preparing them before their procedure.

Following treatment, our staff remains available to patients to guide them through their recovery. We respond to questions about prescriptions, concerns about discomfort, and expectations for results.

Now that you know more about being a patient of our practice, we invite you to get in touch. Call or email Lytle, Tate and Stamper to schedule your initial consultation.