Oral Surgery and When It is Needed

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Most dental issues can be addressed through conservative means, but some dental problems may need to be addressed through oral surgery. We may suggest surgery if you have:

• Infected or decayed teeth
Severely diseased or damaged teeth may need to be surgically removed to reduce the risk of damage or infection to other teeth.

• Problematic wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth that are impacted, crowding other teeth or otherwise threatening your dental health may need to be extracted.

• Abnormal jaw growth
Some types of jawbone issues can be corrected by orthodontics, but surgery may be needed in some cases.

• Periodontal disease
Periodontal disease may be treated by pocket reduction surgery, tissue grafts and other surgical procedures.

• Dental implants
Implants are placed in a minor surgical procedure, but some patients may need additional surgeries to stabilize the implants and improve treatment outcomes.

• Facial injuries
Facial trauma may be corrected with surgery.

• Sleep apnea
If conservative treatments are not effective, patients with sleep apnea may benefit from sleep apnea surgery.

• Oral infections or abscesses
Endodontic treatment or root canal is a type of dental surgery that is used to remove the infected tissue from inside the tooth while protecting the overall structure and function of the tooth.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Northridge.


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