Oral Surgery

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Not As Scary As It Sounds

Many common procedures fall under the label of oral surgery, including extractions, implants, and gum treatments

Dental oral surgery is an integral part of a dental practice. This type of dental surgery involves aesthetic modification or reconstruction of the skin, mucosa, bones, jaws, teeth, and gingiva of the mouth. Dental surgeons may also specialize in orthognathic surgery including corrective jaw surgeries. These oral surgeries can range from dental extractions when a tooth is impacted to dental implants where a bone graft may be needed.

Oral maxillofacial surgery is a surgical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and operative treatment of diseases and injuries to the maxillofacial area, which includes dental, oral, and plastic surgery. Since oral surgeons are trained in both dental surgery and maxillofacial surgery, they are uniquely qualified to treat dental problems that arise within the maxillofacial region. Maxillofacial surgeons can also provide dental and facial trauma counseling.

In addition to dental extractions, dental implants, and orthognathic surgery, dental surgeons may also treat cancerous and precancerous lesions of the oral cavity. While many dentists perform gum surgeries as part of their practice, some gum specialists go beyond gum disease treatment and perform gum reconstruction, gum transplants, and gum augmentation.

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Oral Surgery’s Role in Dental Implants

Getting a dental implant may involve oral surgery at various intervals along the way

Tooth Extraction

In addition to dental extractions, dental implants, and orthognathic surgery, dental surgeons may also treat cancerous and precancerous lesions of the oral cavity. While many dentists perform gum surgeries as part of their practice, some gum specialists go beyond gum disease treatment and perform gum reconstruction, gum transplants, and gum augmentation.

Tooth Extraction

Bone Grafting

When enough bone is not available to sustain a dental implant, a bone graft may be necessary. A bone graft is a surgical procedure that uses bone tissue taken from elsewhere to help build up or replace the bone in your jaw.

Bone Grafting

Implant Placement

Tooth implants involve several stages. First is the process of placing an artificial root into the jawbone. Next is the procedure of attaching an abutment to the implant post. Finally, a dental crown will be seated onto the abutment, creating your new tooth.

Implant Placement

Be Smart When It Comes To Wisdom Teeth

Your tooth extraction can be simple or surgical, luckily, we perform both

Wisdom tooth removal is the common name for surgical removal of the third molars or wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended when there is not enough space available in the mouth for normal tooth eruption or tooth impaction occurs. It can also alleviate symptoms caused by infection. The process usually involves numbing the tooth, tooth roots, and the surrounding gums then removing the tooth with a forceps. However, if the tooth is impacted or has atypical roots, oral surgery may be necessary.

A surgical extraction is more involved than your typical tooth removal. The oral surgeon will make an incision in your gum line, creating flaps to expose the tooth and the surrounding bone area. Any bone that prevents access to the tooth will be removed before the dental surgeon divides the tooth into sections, making it easier to extract. The dentist removes the tooth and clears away any remaining debris from around the gumline or the bone. The wound is then stitched up. The dentist applies gauze to the extraction site to control any extra bleeding and help with clotting.

It is common for people to feel pain after tooth removal while some experience mild discomfort, but it will eventually get better within a few days. After tooth removal, pain medications and antibiotics should be taken as directed by your dentist to avoid swelling and irritation caused by the tooth extraction.

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You’re In Good Hands

Rest easy knowing your oral surgery can be performed with dental sedation

We can understand that you may be anxious as you read this. It’s very normal to feel stressed at the mention of dentistry and oral surgery. Going to the dentist can be a frightening experience for some people, but our sedation dentists have your best interests in mind. The kind of dental sedation we use is very safe and effective, and we offer it in many forms. Depending on the sedation method you choose, our dentists can help you to feel relaxed or sedated, but never unconscious or asleep. You’ll still be able to communicate with your dentist while under sedation throughout your procedure.

Improve Your Gums With Oral Surgery

There are many reasons to need gum surgery, and just as many treatments to address them

Gum Flap Surgery

Gum flap surgery is beneficial for those who have pockets with tartar build-up. The process of removing tartar involves lifting the gums off of the teeth. The surgeon will then stitch the gums back into place after removing the tartar and cleaning the teeth.

Gum Flap Surgery

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a technique done by a dental specialist for reshaping or resculpting your gum line. Gum contouring includes cutting away extra gum tissue around your teeth. It’s done to improve the appearance of your gums, teeth, and smile.

Gum Contouring

Gum Graft

A gum graft is essentially a gum tissue transplant. It may be necessary to repair your gum and protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. You may also choose to have one to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.

Gum Graft
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