There are some evident indications that you could require oral surgery. For instance, it is time to visit Madison Ave Dental if the pain in your gums, teeth, or jaw is so severe that it keeps you up at night or prevents you from eating. If the problem is severe, we might suggest having oral surgery in Greenwood, IN.
What is Oral Surgery?
Maxillofacial surgery is another name for oral surgery. The diagnosis and treatment of oral disorders that call for surgical intervention are under the purview of oral surgery, a subspecialty of dentistry. Oral surgery is performed when other dental procedures cannot treat a patient’s teeth, mouth, or jaw issues.
When people hear “surgery,” they frequently picture a hospital stay, general anesthesia, and possibly a lengthy recovery time. However, oral surgery experience is typically different from that. Oral surgery is frequently performed under local anesthesia in a dental office, with a short recovery period. Oral surgery can involve simple treatments like implant placement, tooth extraction, and more complex procedures.
Reasons You May Need Oral Surgery
It is frequently required to address complex conditions, ranging from diseases brought on by tooth infections to injuries to the mouth or jaw. Reasons you may need oral surgery include:
- Relieve pain
- Treat an infection
- Repair trauma
- Restore function
- Improve bite
- Release pressure from impacted teeth
Our Oral Surgery Procedures
- Tooth Extractions: Tooth extraction is one of the most frequent oral surgery procedures. At Madison Ave Dental, we will always try to save your tooth if possible. However, if you have severely decayed teeth, we may need to perform an extraction. Additionally, teeth with extensive periodontal disease or cracked in a way that we cannot fix may require extraction. We may advise extraction if your teeth are malpositioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or if you need to have orthodontic treatment.
- Wisdom Teeth Removal: Third molars are frequently referred to as wisdom teeth. They are situated at the back of your mouth, behind your second molars, and are typically the last teeth to erupt. The development of wisdom teeth can cause issues. These teeth are the most difficult to maintain because of where they are in the mouth—at the rear. Because food debris and plaque tend to accumulate on them more quickly than your other teeth, they are more prone to tooth decay. Even if your wisdom teeth are not damaged by decay, most dentists still advise removing them because they are likely to cause other problems, like harming the teeth around them. After all, there isn’t always enough room for them.
- Bone Graft: The jawbone may weaken to the point where it cannot support a dental implant due to periodontal disease. Additionally, a long period of missing teeth might lead to the atrophy or resorption of your jaw bone. In situations like these, bone grafting—also known as natural bone regeneration—is frequently advised to encourage healthy bone growth and thicken your jawbone. Your jawbone will gradually recover and strengthen to the point where it can sustain a dental implant.
- Dental Implants: The most popular technique for replacing teeth today involves inserting a titanium dental implant into the jawbone below the gum line. Contrary to dentures, which rest on top of the gums, implants require only a minor surgical operation to place the implant into the jaw bone before an artificial tooth is attached to the top to restore your teeth’s appearance. Drs. Savabi and Paluch can place single-stage implants thanks to the newest developments in dental implant technology.
Oral Surgery in Greenwood
At Madison Ave Dental, we continuously work to provide the best surgical care in a caring, welcoming setting. We will spend extra time to fully explain the concerns, advantages, and available treatments to you and address any of your questions thoroughly. Knowing that your comfort is of the utmost importance, we will give you attentive and convenient postoperative treatment. Schedule an appointment today or call (317) 881-4305.