Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the mouth, jawbone, and neck structures. The surgeries include tooth extractions, dental implants, TMJ disorders, bone grafting procedures, cysts or tumors in the jawbone, and many more. If you face any issues with your oral structures, it becomes crucial to seek immediate dental care. At Baker Family Dentistry, we offer various surgical treatments to ensure a healthy and functional oral state.
What Are Some Common Oral Surgeries?
We perform extraction of decayed, damaged, or infected teeth in a simple or surgical procedure.
Wisdom teeth present a threat to your other teeth as there is insufficient space for an extra set of molars. They can damage the adjacent tooth roots and facial nerves, besides disturbing the teeth' alignment. Therefore we recommend removing the third molars to prevent further complications.
Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth. They need the surgical placement of implant screws which serve as an artificial tooth root and, over time, fuse with the surrounding bone tissues.
Jawbone tissues may be lost during teeth extraction or due to periodontal disease. Bone grafting surgeries are used to restore the lost bone and jaw structure.
If there is a benign tumor in the jawbone, it can be removed without disturbing the surrounding structure.
A hard blow sometimes leads to a cracked or fractured jaw. This situation requires urgent oral surgery. It can otherwise be excruciating, causing permanent changes in the facial shape.
TMJ disorders cause severe pain and discomfort and sometimes necessitate oral surgery when other holistic measures like painkillers and exercises fail to give you relief.
What Is Involved In Oral Surgery?
When you visit our dental practice, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis of your oral condition and take X-rays and digital scans to get a better view of the oral structures. This information will help us develop a suitable treatment plan, thereby determining your need for oral surgery.
Before commencing, we will administer local anesthesia as most oral surgeries may cause pain and discomfort. Further, we will monitor your vitals continuously during the surgery to make sure you are stable. After the procedure is completed, we will suggest suitable aftercare instructions to ensure the wounds heal properly and prevent the onset of any infections near the site.
If you want to learn more about our oral surgery treatments, visit our office, Baker Family Dentistry, at 4217 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401. You can also reach us at (812) 332-2000.