Oral surgery encompasses any dental procedure performed by cutting into the oral tissues. They are usually performed in and around your mouth or jaw to improve oral functionality and facial appearance.
Oral surgery procedures can range from simple to complex. Still, thanks to advancements in dental technology and sedation methods, today's surgeries can be performed with reduced pain and bleeding, shortened healing times, and better outcomes.
Oral Surgery Procedures
Dental implants are strong and durable titanium posts that are surgically affixed to the patient's jaw to replace tooth roots, protect the neighboring teeth and reverse bone loss. Implant restorations are widely popular as they restore more than 95% of bite strength and oral functionality. For patients with low jawbone density, a bone grafting surgery will also be required to offer adequate support for a bone transplant.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The last of the molars to emerge, wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems in the mouth, including severe dental pain and infection. If your wisdom teeth don't emerge properly or display any signs of concerns, it is recommended to extract them to avoid problems.
When a patient visits us with tooth pain or infection, we try all the possible means to save the tooth. However, in situations where the tooth is beyond repair, it needs extraction. During a basic extraction procedure, the dentist numbs the surrounding area and pulls the tooth out of its socket. However, if the tooth is impacted or cannot be reached, he will perform a surgical tooth extraction by making an incision into the patient's gums to extract the tooth.
The goal of root canal therapy is to eliminate the infection from the damaged root canals and prevent reinfection of the tooth. A root canal is often the last method to save an infected tooth. During a root canal procedure, the dentist removes the infected pulp and cleans and disinfects the tooth's inside before filling and sealing it to prevent future infection.
Sleep apnea is the result of blockage of the airway that happens during sleep when the tissues in the rear of the throat collapse. Oral appliance therapy and CPAP machine can sometimes treat this condition, but the patient may need surgical intervention in severe cases.
At Ralston Creek Dentistry, we offer a full spectrum of restorative and reconstructive procedures and are equipped to meet all your oral and dental surgical needs. Whether it is elective surgery, or you need a dental restoration, have suffered facial trauma, or have a congenital disability of the mouth, we are here to help you.
If you would like to know more about oral surgery, give us a call at (303) 4222502, or visit us at Ralston Creek Dental, 10229 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002.