Your dentist is specially trained to perform many surgeries on your mouth, including wisdom teeth removal. While tooth extractions are the most common oral surgery, your dentist can also perform other types of oral surgery. Oral surgery includes any procedure that treats disease or injury of the teeth, gums, or other structures within the oral cavity. This includes procedures like tooth extractions, jaw reconstruction, and dental implant placement. At Gardens Dental Spa, these surgeries are necessary to treat problems that cannot heal on their own or with the help of other treatments. For example, if a tooth is decayed to the point that it cannot be treated with a filling, it must be pulled.
While we often consider tooth care preventative, it is also essential to consider what will happen if treatment is not sought promptly. Some conditions will only worsen with time, while others can lead to severe discomfort and pain. Seeking the treatment you need will help you feel better, look better, and have a healthy smile!
Type of Oral Surgery Procedures
Dental implants are surgically implanted into your patient’s jawbone and act as artificial teeth roots. The implants can support one or more false teeth or dentures. There are many benefits to using dental implants over traditional dentures, such as improved speech and comfort.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Patients usually get their wisdom teeth between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. If your patient’s wisdom teeth are crooked or crowding other teeth, they are likely candidates for wisdom tooth extractions. Impacted wisdom teeth can be very painful and cause inflammation in the gums and other complications. Removing wisdom teeth can prevent these issues from occurring.
Dentists can use oral surgery to treat patients whose teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored, or missing entirely. These cosmetic procedures can help patients feel better about their smile by making the teeth look healthy and natural.
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
Oral surgery has many benefits in correcting issues with your jaw or teeth. Sometimes, we recommend oral surgery to renovate your smile by straightening your teeth. Keeping your mouth clean daily may be more difficult if teeth are crooked and overlapping. When teeth and gums are crowded together, it can be challenging to clean them properly, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. By straightening your teeth through oral surgery, you can more easily keep your teeth clean and healthy.