Tooth extraction is the most typical oral surgery procedure (tooth removal). If you have serious tooth decay, gum disease (periodontitis), dental trauma, or issues with your wisdom teeth, an extraction may be advised. In order to get ready for dentures or other prosthetic devices, it may be necessary to extract some of your teeth.
Orthognathic surgery sometimes referred to as jaw surgery, realigns the jaws and teeth to improve function by correcting misalignments of the jaw bones. Your facial look might also be improved by making these adjustments.
If you have jaw issues that orthodontics cannot treat, jaw surgery may be a possibility for you. Most often, you also wear braces on your teeth prior to surgery and throughout your recovery period following surgery until full healing and alignment. Your orthodontist can collaborate with your oral, maxillofacial, and jaw surgeon to develop your treatment strategy.
Pulp-related tooth fractures may develop periapical lesions, necessitating radiographic evaluation. Restoration of the damaged tooth or root canal therapy is two options for treating broken teeth with periapical lesions.
Jaw tumors and cysts are relatively uncommon growths or lesions that form in the soft tissues of the mouth and face or in the jawbone. Depending on where they originate, jaw tumors and cysts—sometimes referred to as odontogenic or nonodontogenic—can range widely in size and severity. Although these growths are typically benign, they have the potential to become aggressive and damage, displace, or extend the nearby bone, tissue, and teeth.
Depending on the type of growth or lesion you have, the stage of growth, and your symptoms, there are many treatment options for jaw tumors and cysts. Your jaw tumor or cyst can be treated by mouth, jaw, and face (oral and maxillofacial) surgeons typically through surgery, occasionally through medicinal therapy, or sometimes through a combination of both.
The third set of molars in your mouth from the back are called wisdom teeth. These teeth often erupt in late adolescence or the beginning of adulthood. A wisdom teeth is said to be "impacted" if it becomes lodged beneath the gum line or doesn't have enough room to erupt through the gum. Disease, tooth decay, and other dental issues are more likely to occur when wisdom teeth are impacted. To find out more about how dentists handle impacted wisdom teeth, continue reading.