Surgical Options for Treating Dental Problems

Dental problems can usually be treated conservatively with preventive and restorative treatments. However, surgery may be needed to deal with some of the more severe types of problems. Our Huntington Beach dentist offers surgical treatments for a number of dental problems, including:

• Impacted teeth
Teeth that are impacted are unable to erupt through the jawbone properly, and they may need to be extracted to prevent future infection or other problems with other teeth.

• Dental implants
Implants are a type of replacement tooth that is surgically placed into the jawbone.

• Jaw abnormalities
Some types of jaw abnormalities can cause facial deformities, and they may not be able to be corrected through orthodontic treatment alone. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and can improve dental health.

• TMJ disorders
TMJ disorders affect the jaw joint and can make it difficult to eat, speak, yawn or perform other oral functions. Correcting them may require oral surgery.

• Periodontal disease
In cases of advanced periodontitis, surgery may be needed to control the spread of the infection and restore lost tissues.

• Dental extractions
A tooth that is hopelessly diseased or threatened by periodontal disease may require dental extraction to protect the remaining teeth and overall dental health.

Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our oral surgeon in Huntington Beach.

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