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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a specialized field of dentistry that involves surgical procedures on the mouth, jaw, and face. Oral surgeons, also known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, undergo extensive training beyond dental school to perform a wide range of surgical treatments. These procedures address various dental and facial conditions, ranging from routine extractions to complex reconstructive surgeries. Here’s a more detailed overview of oral surgery and the services it encompasses:

  1. Tooth Extractions: One of the most common oral surgical procedures is tooth extraction. Oral surgeons perform extractions for various reasons, including severely decayed or damaged teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, and teeth that need to be removed to create space for orthodontic treatment.

  2. Wisdom Teeth Removal: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood and can cause complications if there is not enough space for them to come in properly. Oral surgeons are skilled in removing impacted wisdom teeth to prevent pain, infection, and potential damage to neighboring teeth.

  3. Dental Implant Placement: Oral surgeons are trained to surgically place dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots used to support dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant surgery involves the precise placement of the implant in the jawbone to provide a stable and long-lasting foundation for replacement teeth.

  4. Pre-Prosthetic Surgery: In some cases, patients may require pre-prosthetic surgery to prepare the mouth for dental prosthetics like dentures or bridges. These procedures create a more suitable foundation for the prosthetic device, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.

  5. Bone Grafting: Oral surgeons perform bone grafting procedures to augment the jawbone when there is insufficient bone volume to support dental implants or other dental restorations. Bone grafts promote new bone growth and improve the success of implant placement.

  6. Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery): Corrective jaw surgery is a complex oral surgical procedure performed in collaboration with orthodontists to correct severe jaw discrepancies and skeletal irregularities. The surgery repositions the upper and lower jaws to improve function, aesthetics, and facial balance.

  7. Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders: Oral surgeons may address TMJ disorders that cause pain, clicking, or difficulty in jaw movement. Surgical interventions, such as arthroscopy or joint replacement, may be considered when conservative treatments are not effective.

  8. Treatment of Oral Pathologies: Oral surgeons diagnose and treat various oral pathologies, including cysts, tumors, and other abnormal growths in the mouth and jaw. The removal of these growths may be necessary to prevent further complications and ensure oral health.

  9. Repair of Facial Trauma: Oral surgeons are equipped to handle facial trauma resulting from accidents or injuries. They can repair fractures of the jaw, cheekbones, nose, and other facial bones, restoring function and aesthetics.

Nuance Dental Studio’s oral surgery services are provided by skilled and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons. With their expertise and advanced surgical techniques, they strive to ensure patient comfort, safety, and successful outcomes for a wide range of oral and facial conditions. Whether it’s routine extractions or complex surgical interventions, oral surgery plays a critical role in addressing various oral health issues and improving overall well-being.

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