When Do We Need Oral Surgery?

March 29, 2019

Sometimes, repairing teeth and restoring your smile’s health involve placing a simple dental filling or lifelike dental crown. However, other times improving your smile’s health and function means oral surgery, such a wisdom tooth removal or even dental implant placement. We’re going to look at common oral surgical procedures we offer in -house for our Olathe, KS, patients.

Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Also known as your third molars, the wisdom teeth are up to four additional molars that erupt in the later teens and early 20s. For some, the arrival of the teeth won’t have much of an impact. However, for others this could lead to dental misalignment, damaged teeth, infection, or pain in the jaw or adjacent teeth. Fortunately, by removing the teeth before they erupt we help preserve the jawbone and prevent these major complications.

Performing Grafting

We may perform procedures to repair congenital jawbone issues, which can impact alignment and lead to serious complications. Our team also offers jawbone grafting, in which we strengthen the bone tissue that may become loss due to periodontal disease or tooth loss. With this procedure, we preserve your jawbone structure and also enable patients with missing teeth to enjoy tooth replacement with dental implants.

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants offer tooth replacement for those with minor or severe tooth loss. Unlike bridges or denture, these can last several decades with care and attention. We don’t rely on crowns or metal clasps to hold them in place. Instead, via oral surgery we insert them into the jawbone. They bond with the bone tissue like natural tooth roots, a process that stimulates jawbone tissue and preserves your facial structure, while also ensuring long-lasting replacement teeth. We may even offer a dental bridge or a fixed full or partial denture.

IV Sedation

We always take steps to ensure our patients feel calm and comfortable when they undergo treatment. We will answer any questions and address our patients’ concerns. We also may administer IV sedation, which helps people enter a relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure. A trained anesthesiologist will monitor the patient throughout the treatment, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a quick healing process without complications. If you have any questions or concerns about oral surgery, or about any of our other treatment options, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Oral Surgery?

Whether you need jaw surgery or dental implants, we can help. To schedule a consultation and talk about our approach to oral surgery, including questions about implant dentistry or IV sedation, then call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, and all surrounding communities.