Oral surgery is a broad term related to a part of dentistry that involves treating and diagnosing problems that involve the mouth, teeth, jaw, gums, and maxillofacial area. Oral surgery can include a variety of surgical procedures.
Tooth extraction, or pulling teeth, is often necessary when a tooth is damaged, broken, decayed, or impacted. Extraction is sometimes necessary after orthodontic treatment.
Many patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent overcrowding and to prevent complications.
Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. The dental implant, which is a small post, is surgically inserted into the jaw and is left to fuse with the jawbone. A dental crown is then attached to the dental implant to complete the restoration.
Dental implants require careful and precise placement by a dental professional to ensure they don’t damage your jawbone or surrounding teeth. This is why many people choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options.
If you are interested in getting dental implants, schedule a consultation with your dentist. They can assess your dental health and determine if dental implants are right for you.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, it might be time to consider having them pulled. (A simple extraction is a procedure used to remove a tooth that has not yet erupted from the gums.) Wisdom teeth extractions can help you avoid future problems such as tooth decay, gum infections, and crowding.
A bone graft is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone. This procedure is typically performed in the dentist’s office. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the extraction site. Once the site is fully numb, we will proceed with the bone graft.
To perform the procedure, we will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone. We will then use a series of small instruments to separate the bone from the gum tissue. The bone will then be cut into several smaller pieces.
There are different types of bone grafts. Autogenous grafts use the patient’s own bone. This type of graft is often performed on people who need dental implants. The bone is removed from another area of the mouth and grafted into the jaw. Allografts are synthetic bones. The graft uses another type of bone from a donor, such as a cadaver. This graft is often needed in people who have bone loss from periodontal disease or trauma.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (512) 358-1215 or visiting Dentist in Round Rock, TX at 2711 La Frontera Blvd Suite 270, Round Rock, TX 78681. We will be happy to guide you further.