If you are dealing with a serious dental issue find out if oral surgery may be necessary.
While many dental issues can be treated without surgery, there are some instances in which the best option to preserve your oral health is surgery. From the office of our Frederick, MD dentists Dr. Dave Verma and Arpana Verma, learn more about the most common types of oral surgeries and how they could improve your smile.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Sometimes wisdom teeth become impacted (meaning that they can’t fully emerge from the gums), affect the health of other teeth or lead to crowding. In these instances your Frederick, MD dentist will recommend getting these molars removed. Most patients will need to have these teeth removed at some point. By not having your wisdom teeth removed you risk dental decay, gum disease, infection or damage to other teeth.
If you are missing one or more teeth, over time the jawbone will begin to deteriorate. This weakens the jawbone and makes it less suitable for holding dental implants successfully. Fortunately, our Frederick, MD dentists will recommend getting bone grafting surgery prior to dental implants if there isn’t enough bone density to support the implant. By getting bone grafting surgery we are making it possible for more and more patients to also become great candidates for dental implants.
For patients who have lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants can be a great long-term solution to replacing these teeth. Implants function just like tooth roots and naturally fuse together with bone and tissue to become a permanent part of your mouth. Implants are durable enough to last the rest of your life and can support everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures.
Whether you have questions about your upcoming procedure or you want to find out if oral surgery is right for you, turn to the Frederick, MD dental experts at Frederick Dental Group. Schedule a consultation with us today!