The term “oral surgery” can cause many people to become afraid. However, most common dental procedures qualify as oral surgery being that it includes anything involving cutting into tissue. For example, something as simple as a tooth extraction is considered oral surgery.
Anyone who has had an extraction done before knows how routine and non-intimidating an extraction truly is. The process consists of a dentists simply giving the patient a shot of local anesthetic and removing the tooth. Complications are rare and any pain can be eased with over-the-counter remedies if need be. Our team at Generations Family Dental makes the process quick, easy, and painless.
Dental implants are another example of a non-frightening oral surgery. Similarly to extractions, a local anesthetic is applied so that the implant can be placed in your jaw. Then, the our experienced dentists will give you crown to replace the teeth you have lost.
Root canal treatment is another type of oral surgery. All your dentist has to do is go into your gums, clean out the infected root to ease your pain, and place a crown to protect the underlying structure.
Now that you understand the true harmless nature of “oral surgery”, you have no need to fear it. Oral surgeries are not invasive, do not require you to be put to sleep, and resolve your dental issues without any pain.
Wisdom teeth have a variety of names, third molars, last molars, etc usually because they develop on the end side of the jaw. They usually emerge in the back of the mouth when a person is 16-20 years old.
When wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned, they can be a valuable asset to a person’s’ mouth, more often than not though they cause enough problems to require removal. Often times a patient’s jaw isn’t big enough to accommodate these teeth and they become impacted, which means they may grow sideways, or remain trapped between the jaw and bone.