Oral surgery indicates any surgical procedure done in or around your mouth and jaw by a dental specialist. Oral surgery mainly deals with the treatment of problems related to teeth, jaw, or gums that need surgical intervention and is usually conducted by a dental surgeon.
When Is An Oral Surgery Required?
Oral surgery is required by a patient in a number of situations. For example, if a patient has an impacted wisdom tooth, it may need an extraction by an oral surgeon. A gum graft surgery would be required to treat severe gum disease and receding gums.
The following are the common oral surgery procedures that we perform at Broadmoor Dental:
- Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal
For those individuals with painful, impacted wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth extraction would be needed.
There are several dental appliances available to treat sleep apnea. However, for some patients, surgery would be the only treatment option that works. During the surgical procedure, the excess tissues from the backside of the patient's throat will be extracted by an oral surgeon, thus clearing the airway and reducing the symptoms considerably.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure performed when a dental implant patient does not have enough jaw bone volume to support the prosthetic. A dental implant procedure can't be performed if the patient does not have sufficient bone mass or suffers from a dental condition that degenerates jawbone tissue. In such a case, bone grafting is done.
- Reconstructive Jaw Surgery
An accident or external trauma can cause damage to the face and the jaw. Maxillofacial surgeons perform reconstructive jaw surgery to treat jaw alignment and bone structure problems, thus relieving pain, enhancing the patient's appearance, and helping the patient eat food normally.
One of the most durable and reliable treatments for tooth loss is dental implants. The procedure involves surgically placing a small titanium post in the patient's tooth sockets. Once it is healed, artificial teeth are fitted onto these posts, resulting in durable and long-lasting tooth replacements that resemble natural teeth.
If you want to know more about oral surgery procedures at Broadmoor Dental, call us at (719) 576-5566 or schedule an appointment online.