Oral surgeries are becoming more relaxing and comfortable thanks to advances in technology. To correct specific oral difficulties, we undertake oral surgical operations such as tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, jaw correction surgery, sleep apnea treatments, and others at Bjelajac Dental Practice in Palo Alto, CA.
Types of Oral Surgery at Bjelajac Dental Practice
- Dental Implants
When a person loses a single tooth or a group of teeth in a visible area, they frequently choose to replace the natural tooth (or teeth) with a dental implant. Dental implant surgery can be time-consuming and require multiple visits. Your surgeon will often insert a post through the gum into the jawbone for each replacement tooth. People with low bone structure may also require oral surgery to provide appropriate support for a bone transplant.
- Tooth Extractions
When a tooth is beyond repair, it must be extracted. A basic extraction involves numbing the area and carefully pulling the tooth from its socket. However, if the tooth cannot be reached, surgical tooth extraction is undertaken. This entails making an incision into the patient's gums to reach and extract the tooth.
- Root Canal
The goal of root canal therapy is to remove germs from damaged root canals, prevent reinfection of the tooth, and maintain the original tooth. During a root canal procedure, the infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected before being filled and sealed.
Benefits Of Oral Surgery
- Achieve Long-Term Tooth Replacement
Patients with missing teeth have several alternatives for dealing with their tooth loss. If you choose a bridge or denture, you will restore the crown of your tooth, but not the roots. As a result, your item may last several years but may need to be replaced and possibly repaired on occasion. Oral surgery for tooth replacement includes replacing the entire tooth with a dental implant and restoration for a long-lasting and solid solution.
- Prevent Serious Damage
Oral surgery may be required in some cases to treat a growing issue. This means that unless you address the problem, it will deteriorate over time. Fortunately, in this scenario, bone grafting can be used to replace the missing tissue, preventing the disease from worsening and causing major damage.
- Take Care of the Issue (Not The Symptom)
Another advantage of oral surgery is that we may address the underlying problem that is hurting your oral health rather than just treating the symptom. For example, we may recommend jaw surgery to address the problem by straightening your jaws rather than recommending pain medicines to treat jaw difficulties.
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