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Treating Complex Issues With Oral Surgery


When you have a serious issue with your smile, such as missing teeth or wisdom teeth poised to erupt, then you need oral surgery to avoid major complications. Our team takes time to ensure your procedure is comfortable and effective. In today’s blog, your Columbia, TN, dentist talks about our approach to oral surgery.


 


Wisdom Tooth Extraction

As we approach adulthood, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of our mouth. These new molars can cause serious trouble for your smile. For example, since there is no room for them, they can only partially erupt, causing a painful impaction. They could also lead to misalignment, injury to nearby teeth, and dental infection. But we can examine your smile with digital x-rays to identify the positions of these teeth, and we then remove them before they even erupt to safeguard your smile. The process could take as little as 30 minutes, and keep your smile even and beautiful, and prevent complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) too.


Dental Implant Placement

When you lose your natural teeth, your jawbone can lose mass and density and begin to break down. Over time, this could lead to further tooth loss and an older appearance. But to preserve your jawbone and ensure a full smile that can last for years to come, we can place dental implants. Using oral surgery, we insert dental implants into the jaw, where they act as new roots and preserve your youthful facial features. They also have the ability to last for decades, possibly a lifetime. We can then attach a custom crown to complete it, so your new tooth looks natural. We could also discuss handling more severe tooth loss, using dental implants to support bridges or even a full set of dentures.


Tooth Extraction

We touched on tooth extraction above in the wisdom tooth section, but we can also remove teeth that are severely damaged or infected, as remaining in place could allow infection to reach other parts of your smile. We could also remove teeth to make room for orthodontic treatments or to pave the way for a prosthetic, such as bridge or denture. We can help take out teeth loosened by gum disease, or to improve bite balance and chewing function.


With all of our oral surgical procedures, we will offer anesthesia and sedation to help ensure the experience is a calm and comfortable one for you, even if you have dental anxiety. If you have any questions about our approach to oral surgery, then contact our team today to learn more.


Learn More About Oral Surgery With Creekside Family Dentistry!

We want to help you enjoy an attractive and healthy smile. Give us a call today at Creekside Family Dentistry in Columbia, TN at (931) 388-3384 to schedule your appointment!

 

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