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.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatments are regularly performed by all of our dentists here at Summerland Dental. The process is carried out under mild sedation or a local anesthesia which allows us to easily remove the pulp of the tooth in the canal. The canal is then filled with gutta percha and a cap is placed on the tooth. A permanent cap is typically placed on the tooth at a later date with a shade that perfectly matches the rest of your smile.