There are several reasons why people might undergo a dental surgery. There are also different types of dental surgeries such as cosmetic dental surgeries for correcting the misalignment of the jaws or dental implant surgeries. You might also have to undergo a dental surgery if your need to get a tooth removed. The dental surgeries orchestrated through Summerland Dental are performed by a qualified oral surgeon. Extractions and root canal treatments also come under dental surgeries; these however can be conducted by a dentist in a clinic.

Dental surgeries can often be a cause of worry for many people. It is important that you talk to your dentist if you have any doubts or concerns about the surgery beforehand. Oftentimes, the fear and the worry is much worse than the actual experience itself. Before visiting our office, we suggest writing down all your queries so that you may ask one of our dentists all the questions that matter to your most before moving forward with the process. One of the best ways to prepare for any dental operation is to be calm and composed before the surgery- we promise it won’t be as bad as you think!

Specialized surgery

If the jaws are not aligned properly and you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, your dentist might recommend that you undergo an orthodontic surgery. This surgery is carried out by a maxillofacial surgeon or an oral surgeon and is carried out by breaking the jaws and aligning them again. This can change the entire structure of the face and enhance your appearance entirely while also helping with chewing, breathing and also speech problems.

Wisdom teeth

When the wisdom teeth become impacted in the gums, you need the immediate assistance of an oral surgeon.

Impacted wisdom teeth will try to push the other teeth in your mouth causing misaligned and a crooked appearance. This is especially true if the patient has undergone an orthodontic treatment in the past. An incision in the gums will allow for the removal of the teeth, which is all completed under anesthesia. Once the teeth are removed, the oral surgeon places stitches in the mouth to complete the procedure.

This surgery is usually typically performed for wisdom teeth removal, however, it can be carried out on other problematic teeth as well.

Dental extractions

The purpose of most extractions is to remove an ailing tooth. The most common cause of a “toothache”  is a tooth that has become decayed to an extent that it cannot be repaired. Extraction is a much more cost-effective solution when compared to the cost to repair the decayed tooth. Patients may also opt for tooth extractions when they are planning to adopt dentures.

Grafting

  • Gum Grafting. Sometimes it’s necessary to replace areas of lost gum tissue so that tooth roots are adequately protected. This can be accomplished by taking healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and moving it to where it is needed, or by using laboratory-processed donor tissue.

  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery. When used to describe surgery, the word “plastic” refers to any reshaping procedure that creates a more pleasing appearance of the gum tissues.

  • Periodontal Laser Treatment. Removing diseased gum tissue with lasers can offer significant advantages over conventional surgery, such as less discomfort and gum shrinkage.

  • Crown Lengthening Surgery. This is a surgical procedure in which tooth structure that is covered by gum and bone tissue may need to be exposed either for cosmetic reasons (to make the teeth look longer and the smile less gummy) or to aid in securing a new dental crown.

  • Dental Implants. Today’s preferred method of tooth replacement is a titanium dental implant, which is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant is then attached to a realistic-looking dental crown that is visible above the gum line and indistinguishable from a natural tooth.