Oral surgery could be crucial for protecting the health, function, and even the beauty of your smile. From general tooth extraction to grafting and implant placement, we can address an array of serious issues and help you smile with confidence. In today’s blog, your Metairie, LA oral surgery clinic discusses the benefits of oral surgery.
For teens and young adults, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of the mouth. Without treatment, this could mean the onset of major complications, including impacted teeth, infection, misalignment, and more. To protect and preserve your smile, we can employ oral surgery to remove the wisdom teeth before they erupt. Our team will first gather detailed digital images of the smile to identify the position of the teeth so we can plan the extraction with detail. Our team then numbs the treated area, and could offer sedation as well, before we remove them with a pair of forceps. You avoid the negative impacts of wisdom teeth eruption, and preserve the function and appearance of your smile.
Bone Grafting and Dental Implants
Oral surgery can help replace missing teeth with dental implants, a durable and lifelike option that can last for decades to come. Our team begins by inserting the implant post into the jawbone, where it bonds with the bone structure like a natural root. We then attach an abutment to connect the restoration, or the portion people see when you smile. Multiple dental implants could be used to secure a bridge or a complete set of dentures. If you have a weakened jawbone due to untreated tooth loss, we could use bone grafting to rebuild these portions of your smile so they can support dental implants.
Bracketing Impacted Teeth
When a tooth is impacted, this means it doesn’t erupt fully. For some, this happens when a primary tooth doesn’t fall out before a permanent one erupts, or due to premature tooth loss. Impaction can occur in smiles both young and old. The partial eruption could alter the appearance of your smile and lead to oral health complications. However, that doesn’t mean we need to extract it completely. Instead, our team could use a bracketing procedure to gently move it into proper position. Our team will attach a bracket to the tooth, and then connect a chain from the bracket to the arch wire of your braces. We then adjust tension in the chain to gently move the tooth into proper position.
If you have any questions about oral surgery, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Metairie, LA Oral Surgeon About Treatment Options
To learn more about the steps we take to improve the health, function, and beauty of your smile, call Jackson Oral Surgery in Metairie, LA at (504) 455-7161.