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Five Types of Oral Surgery and Their Benefits


Posted on 11/8/2021 by Nam Thien Vu, DDS
Five Types of Oral Surgery and Their BenefitsOral surgery is any surgical procedure done in your mouth, on the jaw, or around your mouth. Dentists or oral maxillofacial surgeons perform these procedures. Discussed below are five types of oral surgery and their benefits.

Dental Implants


If you have missing teeth and looking for a permanent solution, you should consider getting dental implants. To get them, our dental specialists will surgically embed a titanium implant into your jawbone. Then, a dental crown is placed on it. The main benefit of dental implants is that they look like natural teeth and are durable.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction


When wisdom teeth don't erupt properly, they will cause overcrowding or become impacted. This can cause great discomfort and potential oral infections. Therefore, they will have to be removed through an extraction procedure.

Jaw Surgery


Jaw surgery is another common type of oral surgery. It is mostly performed on patients whose jaws aren't properly aligned. During this surgery, the maxilla or mandible is adjusted to fix malocclusions. A jaw surgery also helps correct skeletal misalignment. This helps improve an individual's appearance.

Tooth Extraction Surgery


As its name suggests, this surgery involves extracting teeth. It is a very simple procedure. In most cases, we perform tooth extractions if the tooth is severely damaged or impacted. Keep in mind that tooth extractions are only performed when it is necessary. We do everything to avoid tooth extractions because natural teeth are irreplaceable.

Prosthodontics


This is a surgery that involves the installation of aesthetic appliances like veneers and dental bridges. In some cases, we have to reshape your dental structure before installing these appliances surgically. The main benefit of prosthodontic treatment is improving your smile and enhancing your appearance. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the types of oral surgery.
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