Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Another common oral surgery procedure is wisdom tooth extractions. Most people don’t have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to erupt fully. Others can’t thoroughly clean their wisdom teeth. To prevent dental decay, periodontal disease, and root and bone resorption, it’s often best to remove the wisdom teeth.
Dental Implant Surgery
Oral surgery also involves implant procedures. A titanium post is placed into the jawbone and acts like the root of a tooth. A dental crown is placed over the implant so that it looks and functions like a natural tooth.
Periodontal surgery is for patients with advanced periodontal disease. In these cases, the gum pockets around their teeth are so deep that they can’t keep them clean. They likely have also experienced some bone loss.
Surgery is needed to save the teeth. During this surgery, they’ll remove some gum tissue to create shallow pockets, making it easier to practice good oral hygiene at home.
This type of surgery can help prevent tooth loss.