Oral surgery is a branch of dentistry that deals in diagnosing and treating dental problems with surgical methods. In some cases, oral surgeries are painful and long but more often than not it is just a simple procedure.
Here is a brief list of oral surgeries which are commonly performed,
Tooth Extraction is a common oral surgery that has been in practice for several years and is done when people are suffering from root fracture, unfallen primary teeth and tooth decay. 30 minutes is the surgery time and you will not feel a thing as you’ll be sedated.
With alarming dental problems arising every day, dental implants have made life easier for the dentists and their patients. Unlike other dental surgeries, dental implants are placed to prevent tooth decay or when you have a missing tooth.
A root canal is a procedure which is done to treat infectious teeth. In this surgery, the pulp and nerve of your teeth are removed and cleaned. If you choose to avoid this surgery, the infection can spread to your other teeth and can cause serious problems.
Apicoectomy, also known as root surgery is an endodontic surgical procedure where a tooth’s root tip is cut out and filled with a biocompatible material. But this surgery is performed only when the conventional root canal therapy has failed.
When do you need oral surgery?
The need for oral surgery arises when some dental problems cannot be dealt with normal treatment methods. Let’s look at those problems now,
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Did you know that Wisdom teeth are the last ones to develop in your mouth? Yes, that’s right. Wisdom teeth grow on their own and don’t cause a problem predominantly but some times the third moral has a premature growth. In such a case, impacted wisdom teeth can affect the health of the other surrounding teeth. This is when oral surgeries can help in making the dental condition better.
Jaw Joint Problems
TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint is a joint that connects your jaw to your skull. But this joint can cause several problems like jaw pain, sleeping issues and jaw popping which then needs to be corrected with a jaw or dental surgery, only if the pain continues to stay.
Sleep Apnea is a serious health condition where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It has become a common problem because of the work culture in today’s society and needs a dentist to cure it completely. Though there are machines and mouthguards to keep your airspace open, a oral surgery is needed to remove the excess tissues in your throat.
The illusion of oral surgeries being painful and time-consuming should be erased because of the evolution of dental equipments which has made life easier for the patients. We at Pearl Dental specialize in such oral surgeries and make sure that your oral health is intact. Please contact us if you are going through any such dental problems.