An oral surgeon is an important network of primary care providers. When functional dental concerns – such as keeping teeth, overcoming congenital growth issues, controlling serious oral disease and treating trauma-related damage – supersede esthetics, oral surgeons are the appropriate dental specialists.
General dentists, orthodontists, pediatric dentists and medical physicians usually serve as the referrers
Oral surgery treats a wide range of diseases and conditions, including:
ooth decay is a disease that damages and breaks down teeth. A tooth has a hard outer layer (enamel), a middle layer (dentin) and a center (pulp).
Extraction Of Teeth
Natural teeth are ideal for biting, chewing and maintaining mouth and jawbone structure, which is why a dentist’s first priority is to help restore, save and repair your natural teeth.
Removal of teeth and tooth fragments to treat and repair facial trauma, or for example, treatment of a fractured jaw.
Unequal Jaw Growth
Jaw growth is a slow and gradual process. Something may go wrong with this process and the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates.
Root canal therapy is intended to preserve the structural and functional integrity of a tooth, alleviate pain, and prevent or treat the formation of apical root abscesses.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.