Oral surgery is an essential branch of dentistry – because of the offered solutions, we can eliminate problems related to individual parts of your teeth and soft tissues. Oral surgery also creates the right conditions for treatments that belong to other departments, such as periodontics, dental implants, prosthetics, or orthodontics. Although surgical procedures may cause some anxiety in patients, they are sometimes necessary. Thanks to modern technology and anesthesia, oral surgery is virtually painless.
The scope of dental surgery includes all surgical procedures concerning your oral cavity. They require some intervention in bone or soft tissues, which is primarily used to regenerate or eliminate inflammation caused by serious diseases. The most recognizable surgical procedure performed by dentists is tooth extraction. At Great Lakes Dental Excellence, tooth extraction is treated as a last resort when other methods do not yield the expected results.
Most patients associate dental surgery primarily with tooth extraction. Even though our dental team focuses on saving teeth, certain situations require extractions, such as a tooth fracture that runs along the gum line. The entire procedure consists of removing unsalvageable teeth from the socket using appropriate tools and then securing the affected tissues, if necessary. Modern anesthesia allows for painless extractions, which minimizes the risk of traumatic experiences.
Wisdom tooth extraction is an important oral surgery procedure. In most cases, they do not erupt entirely or are partially covered by the gums and often become misaligned. Because your wisdom teeth are located at the end of your dental arch, cleaning them of bacterial plaque and other deposits might be difficult, carrying the risk of cavities.
Oral surgery also includes various regenerative treatments. Most often, they oscillate around the reconstruction of bone tissues, which is vital in implant and prosthetic treatments. Bone grafts rebuild the hard tissues of your jaw, enabling the successful insertion of dental implants followed by the appropriate prosthetic restoration imitating lost teeth. Oral surgery is also performed when soft tissues need transplantation, a treatment performed as part of periodontics to regenerate the gums that hold your teeth in place.
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