From correcting jaw positioning to endodontic and orthodontic surgery
Oral surgery can involve treatment for various dental issues including root canal treatment and extraction as well as more complex issues such as surgery on the jaw to resolve poor alignment. Should you need any form of oral surgery, rest assured that your dentist will talk through your options, discuss exactly what needs to be done and ensure you remain comfortable throughout your treatment. Particularly nervous patients can choose to receive IV sedation to put them completely at ease when having treatment.
Endodontic surgery treats the root or dental pulp of the tooth and can help to prevent the spread of infection, potentially saving a whole mouth of teeth.
Oral surgery will also be required when removing damaged and infected teeth that are beyond the aid of fillings, crowns or root canal treatment.
A tooth or teeth may need to be removed by an oral surgeon to allow space within the mouth for the correction of misalignment. This type of surgery is particularly common when treating patients with narrow or crowded smiles.
TMJ is a disorder that affects the position of the jaw, which can lead to pain, discomfort and a misaligned bite. The problem can often be treated with the use of a mouthguard worn at night, but sometimes the help of an oral surgeon will be the only option to correct the positioning of the jaw and relieve symptoms.