Oral Surgery Services
Oral surgery encompasses a range of procedures aimed at treating various dental and oral health conditions. Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of our patients throughout these procedures. From dental implants to wisdom teeth extraction and bone grafting, our oral surgery services address both functional and aesthetic concerns. If you're experiencing dental discomfort, missing teeth, or looking to enhance your smile, you may need oral surgery services. Let's delve deeper into these services:
The Importance of Oral Surgery Care:
Oral surgery care is more than just addressing immediate dental concerns; it's a cornerstone of comprehensive oral health and overall well-being. From providing instant relief from pain to preventing future dental complications, surgical interventions ensure the optimal function and aesthetic appeal of our oral cavity. These procedures not only maintain the structural integrity of our jaws and teeth but also play a vital role in enhancing one's quality of life. At Imaging Dentistry, we emphasize the holistic importance of oral surgery, ensuring that our patients experience both immediate benefits and long-term health solutions.
If you're missing a tooth or several teeth, dental implants offer a long-lasting and natural-looking solution. They serve as the foundation for replacement teeth, enabling you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
High Success Rate: Among all implanted surgical devices, dental implants boast the highest success rate.
Prevents Bone Loss: Once you lose a natural tooth, dental implants are the only proven method to prevent the subsequent bone loss.
Biocompatibility: Made predominantly of titanium, a metal renowned for its strength, lightweight nature, and acceptance by the human body, dental implants have been transforming smiles since the 1970s.
Versatility: Whether you're missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can be tailored to your needs. Even if there's inadequate bone at the desired implant site, modern techniques often allow for bone regeneration to securely place an implant.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Their growth, however, can sometimes be problematic.
Why Might You Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Impaction: Wisdom teeth that don't emerge or only partially emerge can become impacted, leading to pain, swelling, and even gum tumors.
Potential Damage: Impacted wisdom teeth can exert pressure on adjacent teeth or cause damage to the jawbone.
If your wisdom teeth are causing discomfort or haven't fully erupted, our team can assess the situation and recommend the best course of action, which may include surgical removal. If you decide to retain your wisdom teeth, maintaining proper dental hygiene and regular checkups is paramount.
The full recovery after wisdom teeth surgery can typically last a few days. However, if you choose to keep your wisdom teeth, after you discuss your situation with the dentist, be sure to follow the professional advice for proper cleaning and flossing. Mark your biannual checkups in your calendar.
Loss of bone, whether due to trauma or tooth extraction, can compromise the integrity of the jaw and facial structure. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair one fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.
Bone grafting is possible because bone tissue, unlike most other tissues, has the ability to regenerate completely if provided the space into which to grow. As native bone grows, it will generally replace the graft material completely, resulting in a fully integrated region of new bone. It takes a few months for most bone grafts to be reabsorbed and replaced as the natural bone heals over that time.
Why Consider Bone Grafting?
Support for Dental Implants: After tooth extraction, the alveolar bone diminishes by about 30-40%, which can hinder dental restorations like implants, dentures, or bridges. Bone grafting can restore or maintain the necessary bone volume.
Natural Regeneration: Bone tissue has the remarkable ability to fully regenerate, given the right environment. Over time, as the native bone grows, it often replaces the graft material, leading to a seamlessly integrated new bone region.
Whether you're looking to support a dental implant or address a complex fracture, bone grafting can pave the way for a healthier, more stable oral structure.