Although you may be taking care of your teeth and gums at home with proper oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing, sometimes a situation beyond your control can develop. For example, you may have trauma to your tooth that means that it must eventually be extracted. Numerous other situations can necessitate some type of oral surgery.
Let's take a look at some common types of oral surgery, and what is involved with them, so that you are prepared in case you should ever require surgery.
Dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement treatment option. This surgical procedure has the highest rate of patient satisfaction, with patients loving the way that their implants look and feel just like their natural teeth.
Dental implants usually involve two phases: surgical and prosthetic. First an implant itself (similar to a metal post) is being placed in the jawbone by our oral surgeon Dr. Won-Sang Lee. Then abutment and crown are being placed on top of the implant by your treating general dentist. The titanium implant organically integrates with the body. Once the implant has been placed into the jawbone, and fused with it, we place the abutment on top. Finally, a crown is placed over the abutment to serve and feel similar to your own tooth.
Although dental implants are appropriate for the vast majority of patients, they are not for everyone. You must have sufficient bone mass in your jaw to support a dental implant. However, if this is not the case for you, do not despair. Our oral surgeon Dr. Won-Sang Lee can normally perform a bone graft procedure to add enough bone into the area to support a new dental implant.
In cases where periodontal disease or other damaging condition has led to bone loss around a tooth root, our oral surgeon can add the bone in order to provide a strong foundation for a new dental implant. Bone graft surgery can help promote the natural regrowth of bone and prevent bone loss.
A tooth extraction can be required for a number of reasons, including the removal of wisdom teeth that have become impacted, or due to a tooth abscess or infection.
Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. They are often removed for reasons like teeth crowding or erupting beneath the existing adult teeth, or pain during their eruption.
You may also require a tooth extraction for a severely infected tooth that may have developed an abscess. Extractions in Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack are being performed under local anesthesia. Optional nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available for anxious patients. We will provide you with post-operative instructions after oral surgical procedure.
* Gum disease
* Dental infections
* Injury or trauma to a tooth or surrounding bone
* Preparation for receiving braces when teeth are crowded
* Baby teeth that do not fall out at the expected age
* Erupting wisdom teeth
Are you concerned that you may require oral surgery for a condition that you are dealing with? Please contact the office of Aesthetic Dental Center of Hackensack today to book your initial consultation.
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