Dental surgery at Primacare Dental:
This branch of dentistry focuses on resolving problems or injuries to the mouth, teeth, and jaw. Oral surgery is frequently used to remove damaged teeth and wisdom teeth, as well as to prepare the mouth for dentures and to treat jaw abnormalities.
When complications arise during routine tooth extraction, surgical extraction is required. In such circumstances, the dentist would have to administer a general anesthetic to the patient. There are two types of surgical extractions that are frequently used:
Extraneous Tooth Extraction - a normal adult tooth structure consists of 32 teeth. In cases of supernumerary teeth, the dental arch contains more than 32 teeth. Treatment and extraction of this tooth would be determined by its location and effect on adjacent teeth.
Removal of Deciduous Teeth - deciduous teeth refer to "baby teeth," or the twenty teeth that erupted during infancy and early childhood. If the baby tooth does not fall out naturally, dentists will have to extract it to allow for the growth of permanent teeth.
The most well-known type of oral surgery is tooth extraction, which may involve the following:
- Third molars - wisdom teeth that are impacted or partially erupted.
- Teeth that are irreparable due to tooth decay, root breakage, or trauma.
- Primary teeth that have not erupted, impeding the emergence of permanent teeth.
- Orthodontic treatment programs, which may include tooth extractions to alleviate crowding and get the best result
Wisdom teeth removal:
Between the ages of 17 and 21, wisdom teeth typically begin to erupt. These teeth are referred to as third molars by dentists. They may become impacted if there is insufficient space in your mouth for them. Additionally, wisdom teeth may be attempting to come in sideways. Alternatively, it could be twisted in your jaw. An impacted tooth does not have to be painful. You may be unaware it is there. When an impacted wisdom tooth attempts to erupt, the gum flap above it might become inflamed and swollen. This can be rather painful. You may also have discomfort in adjacent teeth or in the ear on that side of your face.
Many patients have all four wisdom teeth extracted simultaneously. Occasionally, this procedure is performed before the eruption of the teeth. This averts future complications. This procedure is often performed under sedation and local anesthetic in the office of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Often, it is preferable to get your wisdom teeth out before the age of 21. Typically, the surgery is less complex. Additionally, the tissue and bone repair more quickly.
- Prevent Tooth Decay - Plaque is by far the most common cause of tooth decay. It is an acidic chemical that erodes the tooth's enamel. Allowing plaque to build up on your teeth might result in cavities.
- Prevent gum disease - Plaque buildup on your teeth might potentially result in gum disease. Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. As gum disease advances in your mouth, plaque infiltrates the supporting jaw bone, causing teeth to loosen and eventually fall out.
- Prevent Bad Breath - Preventing persistent foul breath requires both oral prophylaxis and proper oral hygiene. In addition to brushing and flossing, an oral prophylaxis helps maintain your mouth healthy and odor-free.
- Removes Extrinsic stain - Oral Prophylaxis removes stains caused by coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco usage. This is why your teeth appear whiter following your dentist's dental cleaning.
- Lower risk of diseases - Maintaining healthy teeth and gums through proper oral hygiene and routine dental cleaning might help reduce your chances of contracting certain diseases. As medical research has demonstrated, there is a substantial correlation between oral health and the development of systemic disorders caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth.
- Early detection of disease - research has demonstrated that your mouth is a window into your entire health. Thus, your dentist may be the first healthcare provider to discover signs and symptoms of medical issues in your oral cavity during a routine oral exam.
Caries is also a common condition that can be difficult to identify on your own until it has reached an advanced stage. The latter affects both children and adults and can lead to infections such as dental abscess , which can be very painful. In the most serious cases, it can end up causing the loss of the tooth.
Visiting your specialist regularly is the best way to avoid these disorders. Indeed, it is advisable to make an appointment with a dentist at least once a year , so that he can check the condition of your teeth and ensure that they do not develop any disease.