When Do You Need An Oral Surgery?

When Do You Need An Oral Surgery?

Posted by WINNING SMILES DENTISTRY on Aug 25 2022, 06:55 AM

Although medicine and dentistry are constantly evolving, oral surgery is not something that is done very often. In fact, some dental patients will never need oral surgery in their whole life.

However, for some other patients, oral surgery is necessary in order to preserve their oral health. Usually, oral surgery takes place when the dental patient suffers from advanced tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. The oral surgery procedure is designed to treat the cause of the problem, as well as help the patient save their tooth and restore their mouth to better health.

Oral surgeries are performed in a dental office. The procedure can take between two and three hours from start to finish, and the patient will need some time to recover at home. They may even need more appointments depending on the type of treatment. An oral surgery helps patients save their teeth and get back to their daily routine.

Common Oral Surgeries

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

While wisdom teeth extraction is often a common procedure, it isn’t always necessary.

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge in your gums. So when your wisdom teeth grow in, you may start noticing pain or discomfort. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, removing them can help eliminate problems. Impacted wisdom teeth cause a number of complications, such as infection, damage to nearby teeth, and misalignment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution for patients who suffer from missing teeth, and dental implants can be used to support crowns or bridges.

Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and act as tooth roots. Once in place, these dental implants can securely support a bridge or crown, which can replace one or several missing teeth.

Dental implants are also an excellent tooth replacement solution for patients who wear dentures, as dental implants can support a denture, mimicking the feel and look of real teeth.

Jaw Surgery

Whether you need jaw surgery depends on the extent of your jaw misalignment. For minor cases of overbite or underbite, you may be able to correct it with a night guard. However, if the teeth don’t fit together correctly, night guards cannot properly align the teeth. In this case, jaw surgery may be necessary.

Jaw surgery is one of the most common forms of oral surgery. An oral surgeon will reshape your jaw and reposition your teeth. Discomfort following the procedure should subside within a few days.

Orthodontic Treatment

When your dentist says you need oral surgery, it means that you’ll need a dentist to perform care that you may not be able to handle on your own.

It may be that you need surgery because of an infection, disease, or injury. It may also be that your dentist needs to repair damaged teeth. Anesthesia and pain medications may be used in the procedure.

Dr. Darian D.D.S. of Winning Smiles Dentistry is here to provide you with the best treatment and advice possible. To make a reservation, please contact us at (623) 777-7942. Alternatively, you can visit us at 20165 N 67th Ave #103, Glendale, AZ 85308.

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