Oral surgery involves operating your teeth, jaws, and other structures of your face. The most common procedure under oral surgery includes tooth extraction. Besides this, other procedures may also be performed, depending upon your concern. You may schedule an appointment with us, and we will carry out your dental examination and perform a suitable oral surgery
What are the Different Types of Oral Surgery?
You may require tooth extraction surgery for many reasons. In most cases, wear-and-tear or decay cause your teeth to break or get infected. In general, infection in your teeth is treated with a root canal. But if the decay is so severe that even the root canal therapy cannot save your teeth, we may have to perform a tooth extraction surgery.
The procedure involves numbing the site of surgery, cleaning the socket, and placing a suture into the wound.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are additional molars that may not emerge fully out of the jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth lead to immense pain, discomfort, and swelling, thus calling for oral surgery. This outpatient procedure requires light sedation to relieve your pain and anxiety. Afterward, we remove your wisdom teeth. You may resort to your daily activities a few days after the surgery.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made using titanium we place into your jawbone. Implants become a foundation for your artificial teeth. They are a more advanced treatment for replacing missing natural teeth.
The surgery includes making an incision into your jawbone and placing titanium studs. Once the implants fuse well into the bone, it creates an anchor for your dental crowns. This restoration improves your appearance and tooth functionality.
Facial Reconstruction Surgery
You may need facial reconstruction surgery if you have met with any trauma that has broken your jaw, facial bones, or knocked out your teeth. Reconstructive procedures help restore the appearance and function of your jaw, face, and oral cavity.
Facial reconstruction may require multiple surgeries over months, depending upon the severity of injuries involved. The surgeries are performed under general anesthesia.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea causes your oxygen levels to become dangerously low during your sleep. In general, nightguards are given as a treatment option for the problem. When the night guards do not solve your problem of sleep apnea, we may have to perform surgery to treat your condition. Surgery alters the structure of your palate, jaw, or upper airway. Eventually, you may breathe better and maintain your oxygen levels in sleep.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Summit Family Dental Care, call (541) 779-2634 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1420 E. McAndrews Rd, Medford, OR 97504.