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Which Oral Issues Does Oral Surgery Address?

Posted on 7/24/2023 by Alyce
Which Oral Issues Does Oral Surgery Address?Oral surgery is a cosmetic and reconstructive dental procedure that helps to restore the health of the jaw, gums, and teeth. It also eases symptoms such as pain and discomfort, hence, improving the quality of your life. An oral surgeon may recommend this procedure to address oral issues such as:

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can pose many oral issues if left untreated. These teeth are hard to clean because of their location. Reaching the far back of your mouth with a toothbrush can be challenging. This puts you at risk of bacteria accumulation, which can lead to gum disease. In addition, wisdom teeth can grow at odd angles, damaging the adjacent teeth. When they grow towards the neighboring teeth, they push them, causing misalignments. In this case, a surgeon may recommend oral surgery to extract wisdom teeth. This procedure involves incisions in the gum tissues to access the tooth roots.

Lost Tooth

Living with a missing tooth can cause many complications. It can result in misalignments and bone loss and can affect your normal biting and chewing. Hence, you may need to replace the missing tooth to avoid these risks. While there are various tooth replacement options, an oral surgeon may suggest dental implants to improve your smile and oral health. Dental implants mimic the entire tooth. Hence, you will maintain jawbone health while enhancing the teeth' performance. Fixing dental implants requires surgery since it involves inserting titanium rods into the jawbone.

Bone Loss

The jawbone can deteriorate due to reasons such as tooth loss, periodontal disease, trauma, and misalignment. When you have insufficient bone, the remaining tooth may become loose or move out of alignment. In addition, it may be challenging to replace a tooth since tooth prostheses require sufficient bone for support. In such a situation, you may need surgery to replace the missing bone. Schedule a consultation with our professionals and find out more about oral surgery.

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