At some time throughout life, just about everyone becomes a candidate for oral surgery. The removal of a single tooth due to trauma, decay, periodontal disease, or to make room for adjacent teeth or prior to orthodontic procedures—any time a tooth must come out, it`s considered a dental surgical procedure. The key is to understand the process, and to work with us in developing a treatment plan that`s just right, and fits your needs.
Everyone is a candidate for oral surgery? Sounds like a broad statement, but almost everyone has a primary, or permanent tooth removed at some time in their lives, and this is a surgical procedure. In the teen years, third molars, or wisdom teeth may be removed.
Another likely time for oral surgery is when dental implants are determined to be the best way to solve a problem. Oral surgery is often necessary if periodontal, or gum disease, is not arrested, if a tooth has experienced a trauma, or when the nerve of a tooth is not treated with root canal therapy.
Oral surgery is usually limited in scope. Careful attention to pre, and post operative instructions eliminates most complications. Oral surgery is not to be feared, but should be understood.
Although Oral Surgery may become necessary at some point, the extraction of any tooth is usually the last treatment choice, and should only be considered after a thorough discussion of all treatment options.