While you may not realize how you rely on your teeth daily, they are one of the essential parts of your body. They help you chew food to digest it more efficiently and get the nutrients you need to survive. They also allow you to talk and express emotions in ways that no other part of your body can. When your smile gets damaged, your whole life can be significantly altered. When you suffer from serious oral health problems, it may be time to consider oral surgery. Visit Rockville Dentistry Plus for the best dental care tailored to your specific needs.
Oral Surgery Procedures
Facial trauma and missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw. When there is insufficient jawbone tissue, the dental implants will not sit properly, and an implant-supported crown will not be stable or secure, making the patient ineligible for a dental implant procedure. In these cases, we may need to perform a bone grafting procedure to build up the bone structure where there isn’t enough bone to support the dental implant. This also helps smooth the transition between the natural teeth and the implants for the best aesthetic outcome.
Teeth are extracted when they are so damaged by decay to advanced gum disease they cannot be repaired and saved. Sometimes wisdom teeth crowd other teeth and must be removed to preserve oral health. The procedure is routine for most dentists regardless of the reason for your extraction.
Dental implants are durable artificial tooth roots surgically inserted into your jawbone. They can then support dentures, crowns, and other restorations to replace missing teeth. They can also support a bridge when surrounding teeth have been damaged or destroyed.
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
When your teeth are broken or decayed, they can cause immense discomfort and pain. If you have an oral surgery procedure, the dentist will remove the damaged tooth or teeth and replace them with implants, bridges, or other restorations to restore your smile to its ideal condition and eliminate pain.
Prevent Further Damage
Oral surgery, such as tooth extraction or dental implant placement, can prevent more extensive damage to a tooth or tooth socket. These procedures restore your oral health and avoid future complications. For example, a tooth that is severely infected and decayed can be extremely painful and even cause a patient to vomit. The infection can spread and cause other teeth to become loose. A dental procedure can end the pain and restore your tooth's full function.
Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure that involves the mouth, jaws, teeth, gums, or related structures. Visit Rockville Dentistry Plus at 152 Rollins Ave #204, Rockville, MD, or call 240-669-8268 for the best dental care.