Tooth extraction is one of the most commonly performed oral surgeries, and one of the most important. Impacted wisdom teeth, for example, can cause havoc to your teeth and jaw, so most people have their wisdom teeth removed in the early years of adulthood. When a tooth is severely damaged by decay or trauma or infection, your dentist may recommend that the tooth be extracted to address the issue safely and completely.
Replacing extracted teeth is another important element of oral surgery. The space opened up by a missing tooth allows your other teeth to drift, which can cause issues with crowding, alignment, and structural integrity. By replacing missing teeth, you can avoid the long-term negative consequences of tooth loss. Dental implants require oral surgery, and are very effective for replacing missing teeth.
The health of your jaw is key to your overall oral health, and sometimes oral surgery is necessary to repair jaw issues. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, which causes pain in your jaw joint and difficulty opening your mouth, can be addressed with oral surgery. Severe cases of malocclusion, or jaw misalignment, may also require oral surgery, if other treatment options aren’t sufficient.
If you’re nervous about oral surgery, let us help. The friendly, knowledgeable team at Century Park Dental has wide-ranging experience in oral surgery, and our goal is always to make you as comfortable as possible, while delivering excellent results.
Century Park Dental is a general dentistry practice and all dental treatment is provided by a general dentist.