Oral surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects related to the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws (maxillofacial area) in the functional and aesthetic aspects. It is performed to save teeth, overcome congenital growth issues, control serious oral disease, and treat trauma-related injuries. Our oral surgery in Sugar Land, TX is used to treat a variety of conditions, caused either by disease or facial injury, such as the following. Schedule your consultation with our oral surgeon in 77479 today!
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop. Because they emerge after the rest of the permanent teeth are already set in place, most of the time, the molars fail to fully break through the gum line and become trapped or “impacted” between the jawbone and gum tissue. Dentists usually recommend that these teeth be removed because, if left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, the gums, and bone. They can also sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can be incredibly harmful to the health of the jaw.
It should be noted that not only wisdom teeth can become impacted; cuspids and bicuspids can also become impacted when they begin to emerge in the mouth and therefore may require removal.
When a tooth has incurred considerable damage and cannot be repaired, dental implants may be recommended. To make room for the dental implant, the tooth must first be removed. Before any work is done, the patient will be examined to ensure that there is an adequate bone level and density and that there is a low risk of infection.
Oral surgery can also be used to treat issues related to the jaw, such as unequal jaw growth. This issue can cause difficulty in eating, speaking, swallowing, and breathing, Braces, and other orthodontic appliances can sometimes be used to correct jaw-related problems, but more serious cases will require surgery. The fit of dentures and TMJ disorders can also be treated with oral surgery.
There are a variety of other conditions that oral surgery in Sugar Land, TX can address, such as cleft lip, facial injury repair, and snoring/sleep apnea. If you are suffering from a maxillofacial issue, talk to your oral surgeon in Sugar Land, Texas about the possibility of treating it with oral surgery.