Oral Surgery

Impacted Teeth: Usually involve wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars. They are the last set of teeth to emerge from the gum line; sometimes there isn’t enough room for them to grow in properly. As a result they fail to emerge from the gum in proper alignment and becomes trapped between the jawbone and gum line. These teeth are known as impacted teeth in the dental world and can result in swelling or pain, which may lead to infection of the gum tissue surrounding the impacted tooth. The recommendation for impacted teeth is to get them removed surgically.

Dental Implants: When tooth loss occurs dental implants are an option and are a good alternative to bridges or dentures. Tooth loss can be caused by a variety of situations such as accidents or infections. Dental implants will replace the damaged tooth and will be surgically inserted into the jawbone to act a stabilizer for the artificial tooth. In order to be a suitable candidate one must have an adequate bone level density that is not prone to infection and must be willing to maintain proper hygiene practices.

Jaw Problems:

Improve Fit Dentures: Prior to creating dentures oral surgery can be done to correct any irregularities in the jaw to help the dentures fit better. As one ages the supporting bone deteriorates which can result in dentures not fitting. However oral surgeons can add bone graft to areas where the bone has deteriorated.

Facial Infections: Infections can be detected via pain or swelling in the face, neck or jaw. These infections if left untreated can develop into life-threatening emergencies and should be treated promptly. Oral surgery can treat this problem via surgical treatment that can involve draining the infected area or even removing any teeth that may be involved.