Oral surgery & other surgical treatments help remedy disease and reduce pain related to both hard and soft tissues within your head, neck, mouth, and jaw.
Here’s what Oral and Surgical Treatments typically involve:
- Dental Implants
- Specific Tooth Removal
- Simple Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Non-surgical Facial Pain and Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) Treatments
- Oral Biopsies
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Should your condition be more serious and require Oral Surgery, we partner with some of the most highly recommended specialists in Arizona.
If your jawbone is receding or damaged, bone grafting can increase the height and width of your jawbone to improve its strength, positioning, and ability to house dental implants.
It’s typically used, when necessary, with these treatments:
Simple Tooth Extractions
In most cases, we can remove a damaged tooth or canal without major surgery. There are several reasons you might need a tooth extraction.
Here are some of the more common reasons:
WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS
Your third molars – also known as “wisdom teeth” – are the last of your 32 teeth to grow in. There’s a total four, one in each of the back corners of your mouth. They were given the name “wisdom teeth” because they usually don’t grow in until you’ve reached adulthood (17-25 years old).
They should probably be called “troublemaking teeth” because at that age you really tend to rebel and do things your own way, and so do your third molars! Unlike the rest of your teeth, wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow in horizontally instead of vertically. Such rebels.
This creates two major problems:
The tissues of the gum encase the wisdom teeth. This causes food and other substances to get trapped beneath the gum and can lead to infection, swelling, and severe pain.
Because the wisdom teeth are set horizontally, they tend to put pressure on nearby teeth. Think of it like forcing a round peg into a square hole except the more you try to force it the more painful it becomes.
At Arizona Biltmore Dentistry, we will make sure your wisdom – or “troublemaking” – teeth are comfortably removed to help prevent infection and severe pain. However, if your wisdom teeth require more than a simple wisdom teeth extraction, we will refer you to one of our highly recommended oral surgery specialists.