Our team of dentists at Midland Family Dentistry can conduct a range of oral surgery procedures to help treat dental issues and improve the oral health of our patients.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery consists of diagnosing diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws and using surgical procedures to treat them.
While we always aim to use the least invasive treatment possible for dental conditions, there are some situations where it isn't always possible, and the less invasive treatment options are not enough and oral surgery is needed.
While we would always rather save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it isn't feasible. If a tooth has been damaged too badly as a result of decay, gum disease, or injury your dentist might have to remove it.
Remember to follow your dentist's post-operative care instructions carefully after a tooth extraction to prevent infection and get the best results out of your treatment.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a typical adult's mouth. If the wisdom teeth create problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist might suggest having them removed to help protect your oral health.
Some signs you may need a wisdom tooth removal include bleeding gums, pain in the back of your mouth, crowding, or if they become infected.