Oral surgery involves correcting conditions of the jaw, mouth, and surrounding structures using surgical treatments. The reasons for going through oral surgery are varied, but there are several common issues that may require surgical intervention for treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
This is one of the most common oral surgeries performed, as many people have problems with their wisdom teeth that require them to be extracted. These third molars are the last to erupt in your mouth, and most people don’t have adequate space to accommodate them. This can lead to infection, swelling, and pain, and it may also damage the surrounding teeth.
If you’ve suffered tooth loss due to trauma, infection, or an extraction, you may be interested in dental implants to correct the problem. Bone grafting is used when a patient’s jawbone is limited, but is needed to create a better support system for the implant. Likewise, the placement of the implant itself will also require oral surgery.
Bite and TMJ Problems
A corrective jaw surgery can correct a variety of oral health and dental problems, especially those that stem from misalignment of the jaws and TMJ issues. The main goal is to improve jaw functioning, breathing, speaking abilities, and chewing. Common conditions where corrective jaw surgery might be used include:
If you or a family member are needing surgical treatment, we encourage you to give us a call and schedule a consultation. After a careful evaluation of your situation, we can recommend the best course of treatment for your case.