The Lifetime Dental Excellence team takes a lot of pride in making oral surgery as smooth as possible for our patients.
What is oral surgery?
Any procedure that involves oral surgery is going to alter the natural state of your teeth and jaw.
Certain procedures require special training, and our staff is well versed in the most advanced and technical surgeries of today, ensuring you are in good hands.
What are some common instances of oral surgery procedures?
Dentists are trained to remove teeth that cause patients problems. The removal of everything from wisdom teeth to a decaying tooth is smooth at Lifetime Dental Excellence. Our team uses the most modern techniques to ensure that tooth extractions are done without extra stress or discomfort to the patient.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many people don’t have enough space in their mouths for additional teeth that develop in their teens. For this reason, many decide to remove their “wisdom teeth” to avoid overcrowding or pain. Diagnostic radiography, or a camera which can take pictures with an X-ray, help to keep track of your wisdom teeth, as well as regular dental visits. For three decades, we have gone above and beyond to ensure our patients’ smiles look great, perform optimally, and remain healthy through the emergence of wisdom teeth.
Though a dentist or prosthodontist can attach a replacement tooth, an oral surgeon likely needs to first place an artificial roof to ensure the replacements will stay in place. If you are considering having dental implants placed, our friendly dental professionals at Lifetime Dental Excellence are here to review the process and options with you. We will educate you on what your options are, and work with you to find the best course of action.
Sometimes treatments don’t achieve the results our dentists like to see, which is where orthognathic surgery comes into play. This type of surgery helps to alleviate problems present in the jaw and face. Patients suffering from sleep apnea, TMJ disorder, and orthodontic problems may find a much-needed solution to their problems with this procedure.
After an accident, the basic normalcy of the face and jaw sometimes needs to undergo reconstruction to be fully rehabilitated. This type of procedure, and others, may be covered by your insurance carrier.
Orofacial Cleft Surgery
An orofacial cleft leaves a slight opening in the lip or the top of the mouth. It is usually known as a cleft palate or lip. Treatment of orofacial cleft often involves the help and work of multiple dental and oral health professionals, and Lifetime Dental Excellence has strong relationships with highly qualified specialists in the area.
Oral Tissue Abnormality Treatment
Oral surgeons are well versed in the removal of abnormalities in the mouth, including benign cysts, tumors, and other signs of cancer growth. It is important to not only schedule regular visits for inspection of abnormalities, but to also listen to your body in terms of oral pain and discomfort. All it takes is a slight change in your health to point dentists to a possible problem developing, so be sure to talk to us about changes you notice in your mouth and jaw. A biopsy of the tissue can help find if anything strange is developing in your mouth. Depending on the situation, all tissue may be removed to help prevent the spread of disease or complications that arise.
Regular at-home oral care and ADA recommended twice yearly dental appointments are a great way to detect these problems at the first sign of their occurrence. Visiting Lifetime Dental Excellence regularly can track your mouth’s development as you age, and make sure we have an eye on anything worth watching closely.
How will it feel?
Lifetime Dental Excellence offers all major forms of anesthetic options, and depending on the patient and their situation, will be recommended a certain course of action. Our patients are our first priority, and we ensure your comfort with sedation and other forms of general anesthesia when needed. We are not just looking to improve your procedure with medicine however either. Our kind and caring staff works to reduce anxiety, nervousness, and fears that can come with oral surgery.
How do I know if I need oral surgery?
Our team can best identify whether or not oral surgery may be needed to ensure your oral health. Raise any concerns with us, and always schedule regular checkups. Call us at (248) 602-2522 to schedule a dental appointment.