You can count on Pacific Dental Smiles for any specialty needs that require oral surgery. This includes implants, wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafts, etc.
Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that develop later in life. Sometimes wisdom teeth become impacted causing several issues including swelling and pain. The surgical removal of wisdom teeth is referred to by dentists as wisdom teeth extraction. This falls under the category of oral surgery. Luckily, our dentists are trained to be extra gentle when performing these types of surgeries which minimizes pain and decreases recovery time.
Although wisdom teeth are the most commonly impacted teeth, it could happen to others. If this occurs, oral surgery is recommended.
Another type of oral surgery we can help you with is dental implants. This is a great option for tooth loss. Dental implants replace a missing tooth or teeth by being surgically anchored into place along the jawbone. This creates a stable and supportive replacement. In comparison to other alternative solutions for tooth loss, dental implants are much more reliable and have recently become affordable and less time consuming. It is important to understand that dental implant surgery can be performed in one visit with the dentist, but it takes time for the bone fusion to fully stabilize.
Oral surgery can also fix several jaw related problems. Unequal jaw growth and Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are a few common examples. TMJ is a dysfunction of the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. This type of dysfunction can cause headache and facial pain. Most cases are minor and can be treated with medication and/or physical therapy, but there are some severe cases that require surgery.
If you have an questions relating to oral surgery we, at Pacific Dental Smiles, are happy to help. Contact us today for more information.