Oral surgery includes all dental procedures that are performed by cutting into oral tissues to remove, repair, or replace the teeth and their surrounding tissues. It can involve the removal of teeth, placement of dental implants, bone grafts, etc. It is primarily focused on restoring the functionality and appearance of the teeth, improving the bite, etc.
When Is Oral Surgery Required?
There could be several reasons why oral surgery may be required. Some of them are as follows:
- To remove a tooth that has been badly damaged due to cavities and root canal infection.
- To remove a tooth that is severely decayed or infected to the extent of the root canal.
- To improve the bite by correcting malocclusion.
- To remove a malformed or misshaped jawbone when there is an abnormal growth of the jawbone.
- To restore gum tissues that have been affected due to gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis.
- To remove impacted teeth.
Types of Oral Surgeries
The major types of oral surgeries that are performed at our dental practice are as follows:
- Dental implant procedure:A dental implant is composed of a titanium implant stud that replaces the tooth root and a ceramic crown that serves as the replacement tooth. This procedure is best suited for patients who have lost their natural teeth due to cavities or any other issue. The implant will help restore the functionality and aesthetics of the smile perfectly and is highly durable and reliable as well.
- Wisdom teeth removal:Wisdom teeth are usually removed under general anesthesia at a dental practice. It involves the removal of the third set of molars which erupt between the ages of 17 and 25.
- Gum grafting: A gum grafting procedure is performed when there is severe damage caused to gum tissues due to receding gums or loss of tissues due to advanced gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis. The gums will be extracted from a healthy area near them and grafted on the receded area to make your gums look fuller and healthier.
- Root canal:A root canal is a dental procedure performed to remove the decayed or infected pulp from the tooth's root canals. This helps to save the tooth from being extracted when it has severe damage or infection to its roots.
- Periodontal surgery: Periodontal surgery is performed when you have severe gum disease. The gum line may not be able to be saved in such cases. Sometimes, implants and other restorations may be required to restore the natural appearance of your smile after gingival surgery.
- Bone grafting:Bone grafting is used for replacing lost bone tissue in cases of teeth extraction or following jawbone deterioration due to various reasons.
How Do I Prepare for Oral Surgery?
We will give you a detailed diagnosis of your oral condition during your initial consultation with us and discuss the various treatment options with you. Based on your needs, we will prepare a treatment plan that includes oral surgery. During your consultation, we will take X-rays of your teeth and also conduct other tests like scans and digital impressions if needed. If you are facing severe pain in your mouth, we will prescribe painkillers to help you relax before starting your treatment plan. We also advise taking a rest on the day of the surgery so that you do not feel fatigued during the procedure.
To learn more about our dental services or schedule a consultation, call Dentist in Woodstock, GA at (470) 601-7888 or visit Park Creek Dental Care at 8080 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, GA 30188.