Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing and treating complex oral and maxillofacial conditions beyond routine dental care. Oral surgeons, extensively trained dental professionals, can perform various surgical procedures within and around the oral cavity and jaw. At MountainView Dental, these procedures include tooth extractions, dental implant placements, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, bone grafting, and the treatment of facial trauma and oral pathologies.
Oral surgery is critical in improving oral health, relieving pain, enhancing facial aesthetics, and preventing complications related to dental issues and facial injuries. With a focus on precision, expertise, and patient well-being, oral surgery addresses various conditions to restore oral function, appearance, and overall quality of life.
Some Oral Surgeries
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to replace missing teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone as an anchor for replacement teeth. The implants are made of titanium metal and are biocompatible, meaning the body accepts them. Once the implants have been fused with the bone, they act as strong and stable anchors for the prosthetic teeth.
Tooth extraction is a procedure in which a tooth is removed from its socket in the bone. This procedure is typically performed when a tooth is too damaged to save or is causing pain. The most common reason for extractions is severe tooth decay. However, extraction may also be necessary if there is not enough room in the mouth to accommodate all teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt from the gums. Most people do not have enough room for these extra teeth and need to have them removed to avoid overcrowding. Wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure our oral surgeon in Hurricane often performs.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to address bone loss caused by gum disease or other injuries. Bone grafting can also improve the appearance of your smile by filling in gaps between your teeth.
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
- Oral surgery in Hurricane addresses complex dental issues, enhances oral health, and prevents further complications.
- Procedures such as orthognathic surgery and dental implants can significantly improve facial aesthetics, boosting self-confidence and overall quality of life.
- Oral surgery can relieve chronic pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth or temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
- Jaw surgery can restore proper bite function, improving speech, chewing, and oral function.
Oral surgery is not only about addressing dental problems; it's about improving lives and restoring confidence. If you are facing oral health challenges beyond what routine dental care can address, visit MountainView Dental at 52 South 850 West, Suite 201, Hurricane, UT 84737, or call (435) 635-9471 to achieve optimal oral health and a more vibrant, functional smile.