Everybody wants a perfect smile with beautiful teeth. Aside from giving you a charming smile, your teeth play a crucial role in digestion. Thus, it can be upsetting when you experience problems with your teeth’s health or appearance. While a lot of oral health issues can be dealt with through nonsurgical treatments, in some cases, oral surgeries may be necessary to fix serious problems.
Let’s look at some commonly performed oral surgical procedures.
A common tooth problem is missing teeth. Not only can missing teeth take away from a beautiful smile, they can also cause difficulty in chewing your food.
For cases of a missing tooth or teeth, you can opt to get dental implants. In a dental implant procedure, your dentist will permanently place the implant in the jaw bone through surgery. Through implants, you can achieve a natural-looking and permanent smile that you will get to enjoy 24 hours a day.
Dental implants are not suitable for everyone. Patients must have healthy gums and bones to undergo surgery and support the implant.
In cases where orthodontics cannot correct the jaw’s irregularities or issues, jaw surgery may be necessary. There are a variety of jaw bone issues that surgery can correct. The typical jaw surgery involves the following steps.
Before the surgery, your surgeon will give you anesthesia. After administering anesthesia, they will make an incision. The incision may be made inside your mouth, thus leaving no visible scar. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to make the incision outside the mouth.
After making the incision, your surgeon will make necessary adjustments to the jaw. Surgical screws, bands, and wires may be placed when the jaw’s position is corrected. There may also be situations where bone replacement is necessary. Usually, the bone graft comes from the patient. After checking the placement of the jawbone, your surgeon will close the incision.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
The abnormal growth of wisdom teeth can cause extreme pain. They can also cause cavities if the teeth are not accessible for regular cleaning. It is advisable to extract wisdom teeth early on to avoid these problems.
Before a wisdom tooth extraction, your dentist will administer some form of anesthesia or gas to ensure you are unconscious during the procedure. The dentist will make an incision to access and remove the wisdom tooth. After the extraction, your dentist will close the incision with stitches and provide aftercare instructions.
Have a Nice and Healthy Smile!
If you are experiencing any pain and discomfort, consult with a qualified and experienced dentist for proper treatment. Oral surgery may be able to resolve your issue, so you can find permanent and effective relief. Dr. Ernie Soto is a reconstructive dentist with a wealth of experience in oral surgery. Make an appointment to find the treatment that will give you lasting relief.
To make an appointment, call (954) 368-6264. You may also visit our office at Plantation, Florida, or request an appointment online. We look forward to serving you!