When anyone who hears a term surgery instantly gets panic and thinks that it would be more serious case and painful process/treatment and it will also be expensive. But this is not true in oral surgery, as oral surgery is a term used by dentist for few treatments in which the specialist have to do some replacement, reconstruction or tooth extraction. It can also be done for treatment of facial trauma.
Oral surgery treatments may be done to distress pain, treat an infected tooth or facial trauma, restore functionality of jaw or improve a person's look and feel.
Oral surgery includes many different treatment procedures but when do you need it :
- Wisdom teeth issue
- Incorrect position of jaw
- Reconstructive surgery if any injury
- Facial pain
- Cleft lip and palate surgery
- Oral or neck Cancer
- Sleep apnea
Treatments or procedures followed in oral surgery :
A dental tooth extraction is the procedure used to remove the teeth from the dental socket in the alveolar bone (the thickened ridge of bone that contains the tooth sockets on the jaw bones that hold teeth). Extraction of the tooth can be performed for a many reasons, but most commonly used to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through many reasons such as tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially problems which are related with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth which are impacted i.e. stuck or unable to grow naturally into the mouth and may cause recurrent infections of the gum. In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth which may be extracted to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.
Dental implants are used to give support to one or more false teeth. They are like titanium screws which is used to replace the root of a tooth when natural roots fails to function. Similar to a tooth root, it is placed inside the jawbone. Dental implants are safe and well-established treatment. It's probably good to say that implants, are much natural looking teeth, which can last for much longer time as much you care for them properly. When dental implants are placed in jawbone, they create a bond with your natural bone, it becomes a strong base to support one or more of your artificial teeth, known as crowns. A connector which is also known as abutment is used to place on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. These is the strongest treatment available to support replaced teeth and even better, they allow these new implanted teeth to look, feel and function naturally. To know more about the procedure you can visit our Dental Implants page.