In cases of external trauma to the mouth, dental implantation, tissue grafting, and other major oral needs, oral surgeries would be needed. Such surgeries are performed by oral or maxillofacial surgeons, who undergo years of specialization after completing dental school. They not only operate on the mouth but also the surrounding facial structure as well.
Dental extractions are the simplest of oral surgeries. They are carried out to remove the natural teeth from the mouth, which would be necessary in case of severe cavities, damaged teeth, orthodontic treatment, etc. The dentist will then use local anesthesia to numb the tooth and the surrounding tissues. When the anesthesia has taken effect, the dentist will then extract the tooth using forceps, taking it in one piece. If the tooth is impacted at an awkward angle, we may have to section it into smaller fragments before removing it one section at a time.
One of the most widely preferred tooth restorations is dental implants. They are surgically placed in the jawbone in place of the extracted tooth. The dentist will make a small hole in the jawbone and then place a screw-like implant in it. After a suitable healing period, a second surgery will be performed to place the visible tooth-like restoration on it. Since the surgeries would lead to pain and discomfort, we will administer local anesthesia before commencing.
When a natural tooth is extracted from your mouth, it can leave a displeasing gap in the mouth. More importantly, some bone tissues may have been removed from the jawbone, which gradually leads to bone deterioration. When there isn’t enough jawbone volume, you may not qualify for dental implants. Hence, we will extract healthy bone tissues from a different part of the body and graft them to the receded area to replenish the jawbone volume.
Sometimes, accidents happen and inflict injuries to the oral region. These include a broken jawbone, damaged teeth, cuts and bruises to the facial soft tissues, bleeding, and swelling. Hence, getting these injuries treated at the earliest time is crucial to keep yourself from a whole lot of pain and discomfort. Our oral surgeons will take precise X-rays and scans of the mouth to get a clearer view of the underlying jawbone and other tissues. Based on the severity of the wounds, we will suggest suitable treatment.
Please reach out to Rosemont Dental Center to schedule a consultation with our dentist and we’ll guide you further. You can call us at (301) 663-1144 or reach us online through a virtual consultation.