Oral Surgery Procedures We See Most Often
Though a percentage of the nation fears visiting the dentist, quite a few of you see the visit to your favorite Dallas dentist as pretty routine. At Lynn Dental Care, you can even fill out client forms online or check out our resources to put you at ease before your visit. You know what to expect from your average dental visit. We will clean your teeth, treat any cavities easily enough, maybe take some x-rays to ensure everything in your mouth is great, and lecture you about the importance of flossing and brushing habits. Every now and then, however, we have to bear the bad news that you need oral surgery. No one wants to hear they need oral surgery, but we assure you that these procedures aren’t the end of the world but quite the opposite.
Oral Surgery Brings Out the Best in Your Teeth
Most of the time, patients know something is wrong with their teeth even if they don’t know they need oral surgery. You might feel constant pain in a certain area of your gums or around a particular tooth. Sometimes you know you need oral surgery because you lost a few teeth in an accident. Regardless of whether you know or not that you need oral surgery, these procedures help your teeth function in a way they haven’t for some time. After you heal from your procedure, you will eat and chew with less pain, your teeth will last longer, and you might not have such sensitivity and soreness from cold and hot beverages and foods.
Common Oral Procedures
There are a wide range of oral surgery procedures. You won’t need all of these, and if you take great care of your teeth, you may not need any of these procedures. All the same, knowledge empowers, and we want you to feel comfortable should you need any of these procedures. Hopefully, after reading this, you won’t fear the dentist quite so much.
This often comes in the form of wisdom teeth removal, but sometimes patients need other forms of extraction. An impacted wisdom tooth won’t break through your gum or will grow out of your jaw sideways. This can cause inflammation and infection in your gums and in the surrounding teeth. If you need a tooth extraction, Dr. Lynn will give you general anesthesia then extract the tooth with a small incision in your gum.
Root Canal Therapy
If you severely damaged your tooth enough, an infection will build and could rot the inside of your tooth. Root canal therapy allows us to keep the tooth intact. We simply remove the dead and infected tissue from your tooth and later add a crown for protection.
If we know we can’t save your tooth with root canal therapy, we have the alternative of giving you a dental implant. The implant starts with a metal replica of your root that we set in your gums. With time, your jaw bonds to this titanium post, allowing us to add an abutment. Once the abutment is secured, we add a false tooth as strong as the original.
Lynn Dental Care Takes Care of Your Teeth
At Lynn Dental Care, we do everything from periodic check-ups to laser gum surgery to traditional oral surgery. When you’re with us, you’ll never have to worry about seeing a new dentist or orthodontist for a different procedure. We can do just about anything needed to keep your teeth happy and healthy. Contact Lynn Dental Care today to schedule an appointment.