Oral Surgery

By: The Dental Care Center  02/23/2016
Keywords: Oral Surgery, Oral Surgeon

There are situations where oral surgery is the only option for patients. Here are a few of the instances where oral surgery might be necessary: Wisdom Teeth Most people develop a final set of teeth referred to as third molars or “wisdom teeth.” Usually, these teeth grow in with no problem. In some cases, however, there isn’t enough space in the jawbone for these teeth to completely come in and they become impacted within the gum. Not only does this cause a lot of pain and swelling for patients, but the gum tissue around the impacted area can become infected. Left untreated, tumors and cysts can actually develop, and these can lead to destruction of parts of the jawbone. This is why most dentists recommend removal of the wisdom teeth. Tooth Loss and Bone Grafting If you are considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, but your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support the implants, you might need a surgical procedure called “bone grafting.” The procedure takes donor bone, which could be artificial or from another part of your own body, and transplants it to the needed place on the jawbone. After the healing process, the bone should be strong enough to hold a dental implant in place. Recovering from Oral SurgeryRecovering from Oral Surgery Recovery is a consideration when it comes to any type of surgery, and this includes oral surgery. You will be given specific instructions after you undergo surgery at The Dental Care Center, and it is important that you follow those carefully to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any issues, it is critical you contact our office immediately. After having an extraction, one of the most important things to watch out for is “dry socket.” This occurs when the blood clot that forms after a tooth has been extracted is dislodged, exposing the nerves and bones. In addition to being sore and swollen after an extraction, you might have a low-grade fever. You should start feeling better after a couple of days. If you don’t, be sure to contact our office right away. After having a bone graft procedure, you will need to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where you had the procedure for several weeks. Our staff will give you specific instructions on getting through recovery. Don’t Fear Oral Surgery Don’t let fear stand in the way of your dental health. If you need your wisdom teeth extracted or any other type of oral surgery, call us today and we can talk to you about the process and how we can make it as comfortable as possible. Call The Dental Care Center in Van Nuys, CA today!

Keywords: Oral Surgeon, Oral Surgery

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