WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL SURGERY

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DENTAL SURGERY

DO YOU REALLY NEED DENTAL SURGERY? HERE’S HOW TO TELL.

Your dental health can have a huge impact on your overall health. Knowing what might cause the need for something like dental surgery can help you to better understand the process as a whole.

Dental surgery is something that thousands of people across the world need each and every day and there are a variety of reasons one might need dental surgery. Knowing a bit about types of dental surgery and what might cause the need for it is essential.

WHAT IS DENTAL SURGERY?

It is helpful first to get a general idea of what dental surgery is. Dental surgery, put quite simply, is surgery that occurs within the mouth. This can be things like removal of teeth, repair of gums, and more.

Dental surgery can take place in a hospital, a dentist office, or an orthodontist office. In most cases, your dentist will need to either refer you to an oral surgeon or will need to schedule you for surgery in their office.

TYPES OF DENTAL SURGERY

There are a few different types of dental surgery and knowing what the most common are, is going to help you better understand.

  • Tooth Extraction– The first and most common type of dental surgery is tooth extraction.  In most cases, tooth pulling does not require dental surgery but extraction of teeth like the wisdom teeth is going to need full surgery to remove the teeth and their roots in their entirety. Removal of teeth through dental surgery requires that the dentist put the patient under general anesthesia to help keep the patient calm and to help prevent any pain.
  • Reparative Surgery – Another type of dental surgery is reparative surgery. This means things like implanting posts for new teeth, repairing gums and mouth tissue, or even repairing the bone in the jaw. You may also need restorative surgery in cases where teeth have been damaged or knocked out, when the structure of the mouth has been compromised, or when other damage has occurred. These cases may require the help of a plastic surgeon to repair the outside structures after an oral surgeon has repaired the inner structures.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry– There are also cosmetic dental procedures like crowning, implanting teeth, and removing teeth that are overcrowded. Cosmetic dentistry is a completely different field but a great cosmetic dentist can help you get the perfect smile you have always dreamed of. Cosmetic procedures that require surgery are most commonly things like dental implants that require the removal of old teeth and the implanting of posts for the new teeth to be fixed to.

DO YOU NEED DENTAL SURGERY?

There are an abundance of reasons that you may need dental surgery. There are some cases in which you cannot prevent the need for dental surgery and other instances in which you may be able to.

With things like removal of wisdom teeth or repair of bone, there is little you can do to keep from needing surgery. In any case, your dentist is going to be able to refer you to a good oral surgeon or tell you if you need dental surgery.

Dental surgery can be life changing and with the right team you can truly feel better about your smile, have a healthier mouth, and feel better overall.

The staff at Biltmore Commons Dental Care can help you get the smile you always wanted today. Contact the office today to see what procedures you may qualify for and what can be done to make your smile healthy and perfected.