An oral surgeon is a type of dental care provider that has been trained to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures related to the jaw, teeth, mouth and even the face. An oral surgeon attends additional schooling and receives additional surgical dentistry training to be able to perform complex dental surgeries when required. Perhaps one of the most common needs for surgical dentistry involves the removal of wisdom teeth. However, dental surgery goes far beyond wisdom teeth removal to include a wide range of other procedures.
Correct Developmental Conditions
This includes everything from placing dental implants as a way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are unique in that they are embedded directly into the jawbone resulting in full functionality of an artificial tooth that also helps to maintain bone mass of the jaw. In addition, surgical procedures in dentistry sometimes are necessary as a way to correct developmental conditions. For example, the surgical repair of a cleft plate is one common procedure. Even cases involving a cleft lip can be addressed through surgical dentistry. Surgical dental procedures can improve speech, oral functionality and appearance. Also of concern is that of treating facial injury and trauma.
Remedied Through Modern Surgical Dental Procedures
Automobile accidents as well as workplace related accidents and many other types of incidents result in serious facial injury and deformity. Oral surgery is often incorporated as a way to address trauma and facial injury. Facial lacerations and loss of teeth can be remedied through modern surgical dental procedures. Other cases where dental surgery proves successful include corrective jaw surgery and even facial cosmetic surgery. Those with sleep apnea have benefited from modern surgical dentistry too. Contact your Pinole dentists, Dr. Azadeh Hosseini and Dr. Ghazal Hosseini at Top Pinole Dental today for more information on surgical dentistry and how it can help you if you have experienced a dental related problem.