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What Are the Common Oral Surgery Procedures?

Posted on 3/21/2022 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
What Are the Common Oral Surgery Procedures?It is common for dentists to recommend oral surgery procedures, especially after other forms of treatment have proven to be ineffective. Although the prospect of surgery is scary for most people, when the problem affecting a patient's teeth, jaw, or mouth can't be treated with regular dental procedures, then oral surgery is the best treatment solution. There are many different types of oral surgery procedures which include:

Tooth Extraction

This is one of the most common oral surgery procedures, and it is performed on patients to mitigate the spread of gum disease and decay. When a tooth is far much gone and can't be salvaged, tooth extraction helps extract the tooth under the gums or when it cannot be accessed for non-surgical extraction.

Dental Implants

Missing teeth or gaps in the jaw have adverse side effects such as loss of bone mass and infection resulting from plaque and tartar buildup. Dental implants are vital when replacing missing teeth and are fused to the jawbone to support the artificial tooth. Dental implants restore the patient's appearance without the need for invasive surgery.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a cost-effective solution for dental implants. The procedure involves acquiring bone from different parts of the body and grafting it onto the affected parts of the jaw to restore density. It is usually preferred since it doesn't require any dental appliances like implants, and everything required is obtained from the patient's body.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Also known as orthognathic surgery, corrective jaw surgery is a procedure used to correct issues with the face and jaw. Some of the complications addressed with orthognathic surgery include teeth and jaw misalignment. The surgery addresses breathing and speaking problems, as well as sleep apnea and bites problems. These are some of the common oral surgery procedures that are used in treating different complications. It is advisable to consult an expert to determine if you are a viable candidate for oral surgery procedures.
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