Having dental surgery performed is often necessary in order for a person’s teeth, gums or even jaw to be healthy and comfortable. Dental surgeries are most commonly performed when a tooth has to be pulled or wisdom teeth have become impacted.Dental surgery usually leaves a person in slight discomfort afterward, and it can be very…
3 Types of Oral Surgery That Improve Oral Health
Looking for information on the types of oral surgery dental professionals are performing nowadays that can improve your oral health? When you are able to understand the ways you can improve your oral health when you are experiencing one or more oral issues, you are being proactive.
The more you know about the dental services available for keeping your mouth healthy, the more likely you will be to step up and take the action necessary to ensure your oral health is in great shape.
Common types of oral surgery
The following is a list of three of the more common types of oral surgical procedures that are performed today. Anyone who is in need of oral surgery will receive complete instructions from their dental professional on everything they need to know before, during and after the procedure has been performed.
1. To remove impacted wisdom teeth
It is not uncommon for someone to not have enough room in their mouth to accommodate their wisdom teeth. When there is not enough room for this third set of molars to grow in, it is likely that they will become impacted, which simply means that there is not enough room for them to fully emerge.
The potential for impacted wisdom teeth to cause problems is high — infections, jawbone damage — and is the reason why many dental professionals will want to surgically remove them to avoid such problems.
2. To place dental implants
When someone is missing one or more of their teeth, one of the more common tooth-replacement options chosen these days are dental implants. A dental implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone and once it is healed it is necessary to take care of the implant as one would a natural tooth.
A dental implant acts just like a natural tooth, which offers those missing teeth the chance to once again have a full set of teeth as this equals a healthy mouth.
3. To correct extreme jaw problems
When someone’s upper and/or lower jaw does not grow in properly it can cause them to experience multiple problems, such as with talking, eating, drinking and even breathing. Oral surgery can help to correct jaw problems by placing the jaw into its correct position, allowing for improved oral health because the jaw is now balanced.
Is oral surgery in your near future?
Are you currently in need of any oral surgery to improve your oral health? If you are experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth growing in, are missing one or more of your teeth or are suffering from jaw problems, then finding out more about the surgical procedures necessary to correct your oral problems is suggested.
When you are able to completely understand what is required to fix your oral issues, you will not only feel more comfortable about the surgical procedure needed, you are also much more likely to have them performed.
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