At 5 Star Smiles we perform gum surgery, wisdom tooth extractions and bone grafting. We use oral surgery to treat a variety of conditions and some patients may need oral surgery in conjunction with our other procedures such as dental implants or veneers. Our top priority is not only a perfect smile, but a healthy one too!
Benefits Of Oral Surgery
There are countless benefits to oral dental surgery. They focus mainly on preventing damage in the future, and repairing existing damage. Getting your wisdom teeth removed, for example, is often a preventative means to protect against infection, crowding and potential misalignment.
Other benefits of oral surgery include:
Types of Oral Surgery
Gummy surgery is used to enhance the smile of people who have excess visible gum tissue at the top of the teeth when smiling.
The overall aesthetics of the procedure will turn out better if the patients receiving gummy smile surgery will not have had any previous restoration done to their teeth. However, a gum lift can still be performed on patients who have had prior restoration work done.
Gummy smile surgery is not recommended for patients where the condition of the tooth root is not substantial enough to support exposing more of the tooth.
Side effects of gummy smile surgery includes the pain involved and the risk of teeth loosening over time. Tooth root exposure can cause the teeth to become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
At 5 Star Smiles, we perform wisdom tooth extractions upon recommendation or request. Getting your wisdom teeth out is a big decision. Sometimes it is necessary and at other times it is a preventative measure. Wisdom tooth removal is very common.
If you have wisdom teeth growing in but do not have enough room for them to grow properly or fully. As a result, the tooth has grown at a wrong angle toward the next tooth, which is the second molar.
If you have wisdom teeth growing in but if the teeth are fully healthy. If your teeth are positioned correctly and biting properly with the opposing teeth.
You may have bleeding for the 24 hours following the removal. You should experience pain or swelling in the area the tooth was removed. It may be difficult to open your mouth or jaw.
Bone Grafting is a procedure performed to add bone or help your own body grow new bone in areas of your jaw where bone has resorbed due to disease or areas where there has been a tooth missing for a long time. Bone grafting is less intimidating than it sounds. Sometimes it is necessary when a patient displays signs of bone loss.
Someone who has had a tooth extracted due to infection or decay and has their bone width reduced within the first year would be an ideal candidate for bone grafting especially if you are preparing for dental implant surgery. Periodontal disease can cause bone to disintegrate, which can lead to tooth loss. Lastly, anyone who has the persistence of grinding or clenching teeth causing excess wear on the tissue supporting the tooth.
It is not recommended if you have enough bone left to support a dental implant or artificial tooth.
Side effects of bone grafting can include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.
Oral surgery can produce life changing results. It can be done for people of all ages, for a variety of different reasons. Whether you seek oral surgery as a preventative measure, or you suffer from infection or bone loss, it is a permanent way to improve your oral condition.
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