Oral surgery covers a range of procedures that go above and beyond general dentistry and requires specialist equipment and highly trained professionals that are prepared to deal with specific cases, as well as operate in extreme situations.
However, most cases that require a specialty surgeon are just more complicated forms of standard procedures. It is not uncommon to refer more difficult tooth removal cases to an oral surgeon.
Wisdom teeth removal in many situations requires oral surgery, as they are often misaligned and are impacting the position and health of other teeth. Depending on the case and if the teeth have erupted or not, wisdom tooth extraction can become a very complicated procedure that will require time and a highly skilled professional to deal with.
Oral surgery is also often needed as preparation for implant insertion. Your doctor will examine your bone structure in your jaw and might determine that there is not enough bone material to securely insert an implant or that the bone is not strong enough. You will then require bone grafting. Our surgeons will insert bone or materials with similar properties into your jaw and wait for it to bond and grow. Through careful observation over time, your surgeon will determine that the bone material is strong enough and you will be ready for the implants to be inserted.
It is sometimes necessary to perform gum surgery to graft gum tissue in places where it has naturally receded or was damaged. Gum recession exposes the base and roots of teeth. This can lead to heightened sensitivity, pain and damage to the tooth structure. Gum grafting is not always necessary, and our dentists will consult you on the best options available if it is the right solution for you.
We at Eagle Family Smiles are happy to offer a full range of oral surgery treatment of any difficulty. If you require oral surgery give us a call to find out how we can help you at (610) 458-5165 .