Oral surgery is any procedure involving the tissue in your mouth. It includes procedures like removing a tooth, gum surgery, and getting dental implants. Your dentist specializes in the diagnosis of diseases, defects, or injuries involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck.
Oral surgeons perform surgeries to correct problems with jaws, facial injuries following accidents, to perform implants, and to reform more complex tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth remain below the gum line, eventually causing cysts or infections. In other cases, wisdom teeth need to be removed because of tooth overcrowding.
Oral surgeons care for patients who experience such conditions as problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws and functional and esthetic conditions of the upper jaw area.
With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, oral surgeons provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety.
Oral surgeons are involved in situations such as:
- Complex tooth extraction,
- Corrective jaw surgery,
- Dental implants,
- Facial injuries,
- Oral cancer,
- Snoring and sleep apnea,
- Oral and upper jaw surgery.
If any condition exists during an examination your dentist should be the one to refer you to an oral surgeon.
If you feel you may be a candidate for dental oral surgery or have any questions please contact our Grimsby Dental Office to make an appointment by clicking the button below.