The practice of oral surgery comprises of tooth and jaw related procedures that are meant to either repair or remove affected teeth. There are several reasons to make use of oral surgery to promote proper dental care, of which we will discuss in more detail here.
One of the most common causes of surgery are impacted teeth, such as wisdom tooth removal, which are also known as ""third molars."" When these teeth fail to properly align, they become impacted between the jaw bone and gum tissue. Impacted teeth can cause permanent damage to the teeth, gums and bone.
Methods that have been used in order to repair or replace missing and damaged teeth are bridges, dental implants and dentures. This surgery is not for everyone, however, as patients must have good hygiene, must not be prone to infection and must have an adequate bone level and density to be operated on.
There are many different types of jaw related problems such as improving denture fittings, improper upper or lower jaw growth that impede mouth movement, or TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders), which can lock up the jaw and cause the patient headaches and facial pain. To get rid of serious instances of jaw related impediments, oral surgery is necessary in these cases.
When you are ready to get the best quality oral surgery in Pacifica, CA, contact Cabrillo Family Dental Care by calling us at (650) 359-1646, or visiting our website at http://www.pacificadentist.com/ to schedule an appointment for the best dental care in the area.