The 5 Most Common Dental Problems that Require Oral Surgery |
Oral surgeons provide a number of services, from extractions to implant placement. It’s true that some of these procedures may be performed by general dentists, but you know yourself best. If you prefer a specialist for oral surgery, or even to answer your questions, call Dr. Tye. Dr. Chris Tye, has over 20 years of experience performing oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, in our Colleyville office or a hospital. His office was previously located in NRH, so he still serves patients from North Richland Hills, as well as Grapevine, Keller, and Trophy Club. Contact us today at 817-552-3223 to schedule a consultation.
Here are the five most common dental problems that require oral surgery:
1.Impacted Teeth Common to wisdom teeth, impaction occurs when a tooth doesn’t have enough room to erupt. Sometimes a tooth becomes lodged beneath the bone, or a tooth developing the wrong direction can press against neighboring teeth. This can cause swelling, pain, and damage to surrounding teeth. As a result, a person may develop periodontal disease, cysts, or tumors. Yikes! If your wisdom tooth has become impacted, it’s important that you visit Texas Oral Surgery Specialists right away for a wisdom tooth extraction. This procedure sometimes usually requires anesthesia. Most people report a quick and easy recovery.
2.Tooth Loss Infection, sports injuries, and car accidents often result in tooth loss. Dental implant surgery is one of the best solutions to this problem. An implant post secured in the jawbone replaces the missing tooth root. The post also anchors and stabilizes a natural-looking crown. A dental bridge can also replace a lost tooth, but it will not promote healthy jawbone density, long term. Implant posts help the body retain jawbone tissue. Four to six implant posts can secure a full upper or lower denture. At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, we offer high-quality dental implants as well as the All-on-4® tooth replacement system for comfortable dentures that won’t wobble or slip out of place.
3.Jawbone Issues The jawbone is extremely important to your oral health because it supports gum tissue and teeth. If the bone begins to deteriorate, which may be caused by tooth loss or gum disease, further tooth loss is extremely likely. Replacing decayed or dying bone with a bone graft will prompt regrowth of jawbone tissue. As an oral surgeon, Dr. Tye offers bone grafting, as well as other bone-related procedures like ridge expansions and sinus lifts. Jaw surgery may also be required to repair deformations of the bone, whether they’re natural or caused by injury. If you have any jaw problems, contact Dr. Tye for a comprehensive exam, with x-rays.
4.TMJ Disorder The temporomandibular joints are extremely complex. If one or both are not working properly, the resulting pain and discomfort may make eating, talking, and sleeping uncomfortable – even unbearable. TMJ surgery is the most common surgery performed to correct jaw joint issues. The joints, ligaments, and cartilage in the joint(s) may require an arthroscopic treatment or reconstructive jaw surgery. Sometimes, TMJ disorder can be treated with more conservative measures. If your case does not require surgery, Dr. Tye will certainly tell you!
5.Overbite/ Underbite In some people, the upper and lower jaw grow at different rates. In other cases, an injury causes in a misalignment of the jaw. Either way, the patient’s ability to chew, speak, breathe, and sleep may be negatively affected. Jaw misalignment can be improved with orthognathic surgery—commonly called corrective jaw surgery. During this procedure, Dr. TYe moves the upper or lower jaw into its proper position, for a permanent correction.
Call Dr. Tye Today If you experience any of these dental issues, Dr. Tye can offer you a solution. Contact us online or call our Colleyville oral surgeon’s office today at 817-552-3223 to schedule an appointment.
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