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Oral surgery procedures can range from simple teeth extractions to more complicated wisdom teeth removal and facial injury repair, all the way to corrective jaw surgeries and a range of dental implant procedures. The medical team at our dentist clinic includes our own highly trained and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can take care of all of these needs for comprehensive family dentistry services! If you are suffering from or suspect oral and maxillofacial issues such as impacted wisdom teeth, missing teeth, any jaw-related problems including unequal jaw growth or TMJ, facial injuries or infections, or even snoring and sleep apnea, come and see us to be diagnosed and treated right here at our dental clinic without having to deal with referrals and multiple locations.

Being informed about your oral surgery is important

What Are Some Common Oral or Dental Surgery Procedures?

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental surgery procedures performed. The last set of adult teeth to erupt, wisdom teeth often do not align correctly and can cause overcrowding, prevent proper hygiene, cause painful swelling and infection of the surrounding gum tissue, as well as force other teeth into misalignment.  

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Impacted wisdom teeth are also common occurrences where they fail to fully erupt through the gum line, wedging between the jawbone and gum tissue. This can cause a variety of subsequent issues such as the aforementioned painful swelling and infection, as well as possible permanent damage to surrounding teeth, gums and jaw due to their attempt to erupt in incorrect alignments.

There are two general methods of wisdom tooth extraction, the standard tooth extraction method for a non impacted wisdom tooth, and a more invasive surgery for an impacted wisdom tooth. In both cases, anesthesia will be applied, but additional sedation may also be used for patients undergoing the impacted tooth extraction.

You may want to consider dental implants as an alternative to bridges or dentures. A dental implant is a surgically anchored titanium tooth-root substitute that acts as a foundation for your artificial replacement tooth. With the appearance, feel, and functionality of a natural tooth, they maximize  comfort and confidence!

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In order to receive a dental implant, it is important that patients have suitable bone levels and density, and minimal risk of infection. To check if you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure, contact our dental clinic for a complimentary consultation. We will review with you the benefits, risks, as well as possible alternate solutions to ensure you can make an informed decision. We will also guide you through an explanation of every step of the procedure, so you know exactly what to expect during your surgery.

Our dentist clinic is fully equipped with highly experienced dentists and the latest state-of-the-art imaging technology, allowing us to accurately diagnose and treat each individual case in a customized way to ensure the very best results, and your peace of mind.

Tooth Extraction

As with wisdom tooth removal, other teeth extractions can also involve impacted or non-impacted teeth, though the latter is a more commonly seen with wisdom tooth removal. Teeth other than wisdom teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons including overcrowding, severe decay that is beyond repair, or impaction.

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A standard tooth extraction involves the application of local anesthesia, after which the tooth is removed by rocking it back and forth within its socket using specialized tools until it detaches from the ligament that holds it in place.

For impacted teeth, a surgical extraction is performed, usually under patient sedation in addition to the local anesthetic. Removal of an impacted tooth involves cutting a small opening into the bone that covers the tooth. Your surgeon will then use this opening to cut the tooth into pieces, then remove all pieces back through the same opening. There will also be a gum tissue flap that is created to allow for the procedure, which will be sutured back in place once the surgical extraction is complete.

DCD's oral surgeon and dental specialist

What Is An Oral Surgeon?

Oral surgeons are highly specialized dentists who have completed an additional 4 years in a surgery-specific hospital-based residency program on top of their 4-year dental doctorate. Their specific training includes learning and experiencing the techniques of emergency medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology. Oral surgeons can perform a variety of surgical procedures to treat defects, injuries, and diseases of the face, mouth, and jaws.

When Do You Need An Oral Surgeon?

Visit our oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you suspect or a suffering from an impacted tooth, missing teeth, lesion or tumor in the mouth or jaw, tooth broken off at the gum line, facial pain including TMJ, sleep apnea, or facial imbalance. You may also need oral and maxillofacial surgery to correct soft tissues or bones in the maxillofacial region, treat a facial injury or birth defect that affects the maxillofacial region, or correct jaw alignment issues such as a receding chin, protruding jaw, or open bite.

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