Oral surgery is often needed for procedures beyond routine dental treatments. These include extractions, bone grafting, dental implant placements, and wisdom teeth removal. An oral surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat various issues in the mouth, jaw, face, or neck. Before performing any oral surgical procedure, our dentist at Century Dental Associates, will thoroughly discuss it with you and answer any questions regarding the process and recovery. If you are nervous about your procedure, sedation dentistry may be a good option.
Types of Oral Surgery
Tooth removal is one of the most common types of oral surgery. If one of your permanent teeth falls out due to an injury or severe decay, your dentist may extract it to prevent infection and ease the pain. You may also need a tooth extraction if your tooth is impacted or growing unusually.
Dental implants replace your natural tooth and its root with a metal post that fuses to your jawbone and a prosthetic crown. Implants are a permanent tooth replacement option; they require maintenance and care like natural teeth.
TMJ Disorder Treatments
Jaw pain is often caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMD. We can determine if TMD or another condition causes your symptoms during your consultation. If so, we may recommend splint therapy, Botox injections, or another type of dental treatment to relieve your pain and restore the function of your jaw.
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
Oral surgery can freshen your smile with a complete smile makeover or give you a more beautiful smile with individual procedures. If you’re not happy with the appearance of your teeth, consider oral surgery to restore your self-confidence.
A complete smile makeover can improve the health and appearance of your teeth and mouth. This innovative procedure combines multiple dental procedures, such as dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns, to give you a complete solution to your cosmetic concerns. A smile makeover may also involve teeth whitening treatment to help brighten the color of your teeth.
Prevention of Future Problems
Some oral surgery procedures, like wisdom tooth extraction and dental implant placement, may also be preventive treatments. For example, removing wisdom teeth can prevent misalignment of surrounding teeth or bite problems that can develop later in life. Likewise, dental implants can help prevent bone loss from missing teeth, which can have a domino effect on your smile’s appearance. If you’re considering an oral surgical procedure, talk to your Pearland dentist about whether it can benefit your future dental health.
If you are interested in improving your appearance and boosting your confidence, visit Century Dental Associates at 111 John St., Lobby, New York, NY, 10038, or call (212) 587-3000.