What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on the correction of dental health problems through surgical means.
- Dental implants
- Tooth extraction
- Jaw surgery
If your regular dentist feels you need oral surgery, he/she will refer you to our oral surgeon on staff. You have the opportunity to meet with him/her prior to your surgery so you know exactly what to expect.
The removal of single teeth may be necessary to maintain the health of your remaining teeth and mouth. After evaluating all options and doing as much as possible to save a tooth, extraction may be your best or only option. The most common reasons for extractions are:
- Periodontal disease
- Severe decay
- Badly broken tooth, beyond repair
- Poorly positioned teeth or overcrowding
After determining that extraction is necessary, DiBella Dental Care will discuss options with you for replacing the extracted tooth. Having a gap between your teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, creating problems with chewing and long-term dental health.
The long-term health of your mouth depends on the health of each tooth. DiBella Dental Care will oversee your recovery and help you retain a smile full of vitality and joy.