The most common types of oral surgery include tooth extractions, implants, and jaw realignment procedures. These surgeries are completed in our comfortable office setting with a gentle touch from our experienced dentists and team at Polin Dental.
Our patients may have their wisdom teeth extracted or undergo dental implant placement if they have lost a tooth to injury or decay. Jaw alignment issues may also be corrected with an oral surgery procedure called orthognathic surgery. During this surgical procedure, the jaw is shifted to correct bite problems and malocclusion.
What Kinds of Procedures Does Oral Surgery Involve?
Many types of procedures fall under the umbrella of oral surgery, including the treatment of impacted wisdom teeth, the placement of dental implants, regular tooth extractions, and facial trauma reconstruction. Some dentists also perform cosmetic treatments that fall under oral surgery, such as correcting the shape and size of one’s gums to create a more even smile.
If our dentist recommends an oral surgery procedure, they will first walk you through the process and discuss any concerns or questions you may have regarding the treatment. Once you consent to the procedure, the dentist will administer any necessary anesthesia.
In certain cases, such as if you are undergoing a surgical procedure like removing an impacted tooth, our dentists can also offer you sedation options.
Depending on the procedure you are getting done, you may have to schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing or perform any related necessary treatments.
Common Surgical Procedures
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Bone grafting
- Dental implant placement
- Treatment of facial trauma
- Corrective jaw surgery
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
While some patients may need to undergo oral surgery following an accident or injury, some patients opt to have specific treatments done to improve their oral health and prevent future problems from arising.
Patients who undergo wisdom tooth removal are often relieved to finally be free of the pain associated with their impacted molars. Additionally, patients who receive dental implants to replace lost teeth can regain the ability to chew and speak normally, directly impacting their overall quality of life.
Depending on your specific needs, our dentist can perform a thorough examination to determine whether you would benefit from undergoing oral surgery.
The branch of dentistry that focuses on the surgical treatment of the mouth, teeth, and gums is known as oral surgery. To learn more about the benefits of oral surgery, contact Polin Dental at 2600 N Military Trl #320 in Boca Raton 33431 or call (561) 997-2323.