Dentoalveolar surgery describes a set of oral surgery procedures that primarily deal with the teeth and soft tissues of your mouth. Some of the most common types of dentoalveolar surgery we are listed below:
Your tooth may need to be removed for a multitude of reasons, including orthodontic considerations, extensive decay, gum disease, trauma, and more. For your tooth extraction, your dentist will work with you to determine the best anesthetic option to ensure it is done as safely and comfortably as possible.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are your last teeth to emerge and are often wrought with complications. When your wisdom teeth become impacted, infected, or are likely to damage your other teeth, it is often best to get them extracted.
Exposure of Impacted Teeth
Sometimes, your tooth may become trapped beneath bone or gum tissue, which stops it from growing in. When this phenomenon, known as an impacted tooth, occurs, your dentist can review your specific situation and perform the appropriate surgery to help the tooth emerge in your mouth in its correct position.
A soft-tissue graft is sometimes recommended to bolster the gum tissue to a specific area within the mouth. This Is typically done if you are experiencing gum recession, root exposure, or to prevent the development of soft-tissue related issues.
For more information about any of these dentoalveolar surgery procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart today.