Oral surgery is a broad term referring to any surgical procedure that we perform on your teeth, jaw, gums, and surrounding oral and facial structures. There may be several reasons you could need oral surgery. We will carry out your dental examination and prepare you for the procedure. Some of the most common events that require oral surgical procedures include extensive tooth decay, severely broken teeth, missing teeth, loss of bone in your jaw, sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint disorder, etc.
What are the Oral Surgical Procedures?
Dental implants have become a popular restoration for missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made using titanium that we surgically insert into your jawbone. Implants create a foundation for your artificial teeth (dental crowns) and restore your tooth functionality and appearance.
Before the procedure, we will administer general anesthesia to numb the site of surgery. Implants provide a permanent restoration to your missing teeth.
At times, you may need a tooth extraction, and when a simple extraction does not fulfill the purpose, we will prepare you for surgical extraction. This procedure involves numbing the site of surgery and making an incision into your gums to extract the teeth.
Some of the most common reasons to perform surgical extractions include severe damage, decay, or infection in your teeth.
Many people do not have sufficient jawbone tissue to hold other restorations, such as dental implants, in place. Insufficient jaw bone also creates other problems like loosening your teeth. We perform bone grafting surgery to overcome these issues.
The procedure involves taking bone tissue from other parts of your body and fusing them to your jawbone. In some cases, we may also use bovine bone tissue or synthetic bone material.
Corrective jaw surgery is performed to restore various minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities that you may be suffering from due to a misaligned jaw. The procedure improves your ability to chew, speak, and breathe properly.
If a mouthguard and other approaches do not work, we may have to perform surgery to treat sleep apnea. The surgery involves removing excess soft tissues blocking your airways. It is a permanent solution to your problem of sleep apnea.
We may perform a periodontal surgery if you have moderate or severe periodontitis (gum disease). The procedure involves making an incision into your gum line and moving back the tissue from it. We will clean your teeth' roots and flush bacteria and plaque. Afterward, we will reposition your gum tissue and suture it into place.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.