Oral surgery is a safe procedure and effective in treating variety of dental problems.
Pain, discomfort are what most people experience when they have tooth or jaw related injuries. They also experience feeling of haplessness because of the pain cause by their dental problem. When you have dental problems it is important that you seek immediate help. Letting the problem remain untreated for so long often result to bone and tooth loss. So visiting your dentist the soonest possible is recommended for the right treatment can save your gums and teeth. The different types of oral surgery can help remedy the problem.
Types Of Oral Surgery
What is Impacted Teeth? It is a dental problem in which the last molars or wisdom teeth fail to completely surface. Impacted tooth occurs when the wisdom tooth is too big that there is not enough room on the gum line and jaw to accommodate a third molar.
A wisdom tooth didn’t come out and side with the other teeth around the gum line is entrapped, between the gum tissue and jawbone. When it gets entrapped or impacted you can experience swelling and pain. An impacted wisdom tooth also gets infected. When not treated immediately the problem could give long lasting damage to gums, nearby teeth and bone. Severe infection left untreated for a long time could also spread and develop to tumors or cysts. The tumor could destroy part of the jaw that got infected.
Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anaesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth. Typically the tooth is lifted using an elevator, and then removed with dental forceps.
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions almost always require an incision to access the tooth, and suturing up of the extraction socket following the extraction.
Teeth extraction is the most common type of oral surgery. But not all tooth problems call for extraction, some teeth infection can be treated with root canal. What is root canal? It is a treatment that removes the infected and decayed nerve instead of the tooth. Tooth restoration is also an alternative treatment to tooth extraction. With restoration, the decayed tooth is restored by covering the part with a crown.