Here at Center One Dental, we take pride in our ability to provide our patients a high quality dental care. The idea of a surgery does not really sound as exciting to anyone but Center One Dental surgeons are able to provide you an excellent, painless and comfortable dental experience.
An oral surgeon is an important link in the network of primary care providers. They are the appropriate dental specialists with whom to seek a referral in terms of functional dental concerns such as keeping teeth, overcoming congenital growth issues, controlling serious oral disease and treating trauma-related damage. It is important to bear in mind that whenever surgery involves the face, a cosmetic dentist should also be consulted as part of the dental team. Some patients also may wish to consult with a plastic surgeon. But there are specific areas by which an oral surgeon would be the best person to call.
Here are some of the common types of oral surgeries we perform and what you can expect:
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth – wisdom teeth or third molars are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes when they emerge from the gum line, the jaw is not large enough to allow room for them. There are times when they fail to emerge through the gum line and becomes impacted between the jawbone and the gum tissue. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in swelling, pain, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of the jaw. Therefore, dentists recommend people with impacted wisdom teeth have them surgically removed.
- Dental Implants – dental implant procedure involves surgically implanting a metal post into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth. This will eventually fuse with the gum and bone overtime. Dental implants are great for those with tooth loss who are looking for a long-term treatment option.
- Biopsies – Biopsies are performed to check your mouth for oral cancer if you have a lesion in your mouth that looks suspicious. A small tissue is removed and then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
- Jaw Surgery – Misaligned jaws can cause problems with both the appearance and the functions. Surgery is often times recommended to correct this problem and restore normal function.
- Sleep Apnea – Serious sleep apnea sufferers sometimes do not get healed with just conservative treatments. This is the time when surgeries are done to remove the excess tissue from the back of the throat and significantly reduce symptoms.
- Reconstructive surgery – surgeries are necessary for knocked-out teeth and facial injuries can make even the most everyday functions a challenge (e.g. eating).These procedures replace missing or damaged teeth, treat jawbone and gum damage, and correct jaw joint issues.
- Facial Injury repair – oral surgery is often used to repair fractured jaws and broken facial bones.
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair – these problems are being corrected by oral surgeons through series of treatments and surgical procedures. These conditions are a result when all or portions of the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow together properly during fetal development. The outcome is a gap in the lip and/or a split or opening in the roof of the mouth.
- Facial Infections – an oral surgeon is the one who assists in diagnosing and treating facial infections. The infections can be characterized by pain and swelling in the face, neck or jaws and if not diagnosed and treated properly, these can be life threatening.
Choosing the right surgeon
When choosing the right surgeon, you have to consider the length of time that the surgeon has been in practice as well as the procedures he was able to perform. Also consider his training and clinical experience in performing the procedures you need and his knowledge and experience with your particular problem. If an oral surgeon is someone you need for a current oral condition, you can find the best, knowledgeable and well experienced oral surgeons in Central One Dental. You can call our dental office and make an appointment anytime.