Many patients are unaware that dental surgery is frequently performed and includes procedures that treat diseases many people have and suffer from. Dental surgery is typically considered an outpatient treatment, and patients can usually resume regular activity within a few days.
At HD Smile Dental, our dentists send their patients to oral surgeons before assessing whether or not they are candidates for dental surgery. This person will evaluate your condition and oral health to choose the best action.
Different Types of Dental Surgery
Dental implants are an effective treatment for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. As a permanent and reliable replacement option, dental implants can also support dentures. If you are missing one or more teeth and want to explore your restoration options, contact our office to schedule a consultation today!
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
A wisdom tooth is a type of molar that typically grows between the ages of 17 and 25, also known as the “age of wisdom.” When wisdom teeth come in properly aligned and healthy, there isn’t any need to remove them. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. The extraction procedure is generally recommended to prevent further problems with nearby teeth and oral health issues.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, bone grafting is a procedure that rebuilds your bone structure to prepare for tooth replacement. Without a sufficient amount of bone, dental implants may not be possible. In this case, we could perform bone grafting and sinus lift surgery before placing implants. We can ensure a solid foundation for your replacement teeth by rebuilding the bone in your jaw.
Pros of Dental Surgery
Dental surgery can relieve pain and pressure caused by tooth decay, misalignment, or infection. It can also treat TMJ disorder. Since these issues can lead to other problems with your oral health, it’s essential to address them as soon as possible.
Your face may start to sag and appear sunken when you lose teeth. Dental implants are the only restoration that can stop bone degeneration in its tracks and maintain the natural shape of your face. When your surrounding teeth are healthy, your jawbone stays stimulated, which helps to keep your facial shape and structure.
Prevention of Further Tooth Damage
Your dentist may also recommend surgery to prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place or falling out. Shifting can cause your other teeth to move out of straight alignment, resulting in even more damage to them.
Oral surgery can be an excellent option for many patients who want to improve their dental health and overall quality of life. For the best dental care customized to your particular requirements, visit HD Smile Dental at 1680 Vine St #200, Hollywood, CA 90028, or call (323) 464-2033.