From injuries to the mouth or jaw to a disease caused by a tooth infection, oral surgery is often necessary to treat complex cases. It can also be part of a common procedure such as wisdom teeth removal or an orthodontic treatment. Oral surgery is often recommended and necessary for routine extractions and as part of a dental implant. Whatever the reason for oral surgery, you need high-quality specialty care that responds to your specific patient needs.
At Royal Family Dental, we can provide you with the surgical procedure you need to maintain or restore your oral health.
Oral Surgery Options
- Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop. Sometimes they emerge from the gum line, and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but more often than not, they fail to emerge and become impacted. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be quite difficult to clean and are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections and even gum disease.
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet and allows the lower jaw to move and function. If you experience jaw pain, earaches, headaches, a limited ability to open or close your mouth, clicking or grating sounds, you may have Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). TMJ treatment may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are long-term replacements for missing teeth that your oral and maxillofacial surgeon surgically places in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, dental implants never slip and never decay. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.