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Oral Surgery at WeSmile
We make oral surgery procedures convenient.
Oral Surgery can appear frightening or unnerving for many patients.
At WeSmile Dental, our surgeons will evaluate your individual needs and recommend the best treatment option for you.
No need to be anxious, our staff at WeSmile Dental will ensure that your surgery is taken care of and you received incredible final results to any necessary oral surgery.
What is Bone Grafting?
Over time, the jaw bone related to missing teeth decays and may atrophy. This frequently leaves a condition in which there is a poor quality and amount of bone for the insertion of dental implants. In these circumstances, most patients are not good candidates for possible dental implants.
With bone grafting, we now have the ability to both replace bone where it is lost, as well as support new bone development in that area. This provides the chance to place implants of sufficient length and width and also allows us to reestablish function and appearance.
Third molars are often called wisdom teeth. They are the last teeth to come in for most people. These teeth are situated in the back of your mouth, all of the way behind your second molars. Their growth is generally completed between the mid-high school years and mid-twenties.
What Is An Impacted Tooth?
Most adults have 32 permanent teeth, but their mouths or jaws are most often too small for the wisdom teeth to come in. At the point when space is lacking to keep the teeth from coming in they become impacted. This leaves them unable to come into the best possible position for chewing and cleaning.
To determine if you are a candidate for wisdom tooth extraction, please make an appointment with us. We will x-ray your teeth and mouth with Panorex to get a better idea of whether your wisdom tooth is impacted. This decision will include considering the space within your jaw for the tooth to come in and how complicated it would be to remove these teeth.
- Soft Tissue Impaction: There is not enough space to allow the tooth to come out of the gums for proper cleaning.
- Partial Bony Impaction: There is enough space for the tooth to come out of the gums. Yet, the tooth can’t work appropriately for chewing and can’t be cleaned well either.
- Complete Bony Impaction: There is no way for the tooth to at least partially come in due to limited space. The tooth will remain inside the jaw; this tooth may require complex surgery to remove it. Impacted teeth may also be in strange positions making it hard to remove. Other complications such as the size and shape of the jaw bone or the other structures in the face may cause surgery to remove these teeth to be more complex as well.
Get screened for common oral cancer types.
Mucosa is a special kind of skin that normally lines the inside of the mouth. It is typically smooth and coral pink. Any change in its appearance could be a potential warning sign of disease or growth. The most severe risk is oral cancer. The following symptoms could be signs of the beginning of an oral disease or cancerous growth:
- Reddened areas (erythroplasia) or white patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth
- A sore that will not heal or bleeds often
- A lump or thickening of the skin within the mouth
- Chronic sore throat
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
These symptoms or signs can be seen on the cheeks, lips, palate or the gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and even the neck. Pain or discomfort does not generally happen with oral diseases, and oddly enough, is not often connected with oral cancer. Nonetheless, any patient with facial or oral discomfort without an obvious cause or reason may still be at an increased risk for oral cancer.
Our specialists at WeSmile recommend an oral cancer self-examination monthly. Keep in mind that your mouth is one of your body’s most critical warning areas. Try not to overlook suspicious lumps or sores, instead please get in touch with us so we may offer you assistance to treat these areas for better oral health today!