Here at Creek View Dental Group, oral surgery is generally performed to remove third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, prepare the mouth for dental implants and dentures, correct jaw problems such as TMJ and TMD, and perform root canals. With that, we may opt to use oral surgery to perform more advanced procedures due to a trauma of the teeth or mouth.
Many people associate oral surgery with a hospital setting, general anesthesia, and many days of recovery. Contrary to that belief, many procedures routinely performed in our office can be considered oral surgery and our patients that require such procedures can be in and out of the chair in a matter of hours.
The most recognized form of oral surgery that we perform is tooth extraction of impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth, damaged teeth beyond repair due to tooth decay, root fracture or trauma. In some instances we may opt to extract the primary teeth that have failed to fall out thus allowing the permanent teeth to come in. With that, we may recommend tooth extraction as a necessary step when a patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Dental implants are another widely recognized oral surgery procedure that we routinely provide to our patients. Implants are used to replace missing teeth, or provide stability to a new or existing denture. Most of our patients that have had a dental implant report the recovery was similar to that of a tooth extraction and they were able to return to a normal eating pattern more quickly than anticipated.
Other conditions that have required us to perform oral surgery for our patients are corrective jaw surgery for TMJ or temporomandibular joint pain, malocclusion or incorrect bite, clenching or grinding of the teeth causing excessive tooth wear, difficulty chewing, eating, or opening and closing the mouth.
If you have teeth or jaw problems, we can help! Call our Aptos dental office at 831.688.6531 or send an email to Info@CreekViewDentistry.com.
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• Dental Implants
• Porcelain Dental Veneers
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• TMJ & TMD
• Special Needs Dentistry