Oral surgery is the dental specialty that focuses on surgically diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and defects of the face, jaw, mouth, and teeth. The most popular oral surgery is wisdom tooth removal. Contrary to widespread belief, wisdom teeth are not the only reason that people might need oral surgery. Impacted teeth, tooth loss, jaw-related problems, sleep apnea, cleft lip and cleft palate are among some of the many reasons a person could be recommended to get oral surgery by their dentist.
Oral surgery can help many patients, wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to come in and can often become impacted or cause other problems in the mouth, this surgery is used to remove those teeth. Other teeth can also become impacted and would need to be removed for similar reasons. Dental implants are also an example of oral surgery, if someone is suffering from tooth loss they can have implants surgically fixed to the jaw to help with eating, talking and more. There are several jaw related issues than can be helped with oral surgery, improved denture fit, temporomandibular joint disorders, and unequal jaw growth can be helped or fixed.
If you think that this procedure might be the right choice for you, or if you’ve been referred by your dentist, you should schedule an appointment with the dentist to talk about the procedure, costs and the available options. Here at All About Smiles we take patient care very seriously and we strive to provide the best care, from veneers and implants to whitening and so much more. To learn more about oral surgery and the rest of our services give us a call at (734) 981-1199.