Never panic, if your dentist refers a visit to an oral surgeon for the unbearable tooth pain you are struggling with. It doesn’t mean your case is challenging. It means you are sent to a specialized surgeon for better treatment.
Oral surgeons go under specialized training in pain control and anesthesia under a 4 years residency program for oral & maxillofacial surgery.
Let’s understand what Alamitos oral surgery covers. An oral surgeon will help you get through several conditions.
- Teeth coming out the first time may be unable to come out completely due to crowd or don’t surface at all, this roots infections and sore gums.
- Generally, such conditions happen with wisdom teeth.
- However, it can even impact other places within your mouth.
- The surgeon can recommend pulling out the wisdom teeth before it roots any problem.
Jaw Joint issues
- The TMJ [temporomandibular joint] connects the jaw to the skull.
- You can feel pain in the jaw, stiffness, headaches, and jaw-popping.
- Ice-packs, oral devices, and pain medications can help.
- Recurring pain can require oral surgery.
Sleep& breathing issues
- During sleep, you stop breathing for a short time, which causes sleep apnea and snoring.
- Doctors recommend a special appliance to open your airway or have oral surgery.
Overbite or underbite
- If teeth are not aligned correctly, the dentist refers to oral surgery.
- A great option for people struggling with under and overbites, trouble with swallowing or chewing, sleep apnea, or specific birth defects.
- Often, an orthodontist corrects misaligned teeth, but if the cause is due to your jaw an oral surgeon is needed.
- An oral surgeon treats mouth cancer as well as of the neck and head including sinuses, throat, salivary glands, lips, and larynx.
- Cleft lips & Cleft palate surgery
- Nerve repair
- Lesion removal inside the mouth or on the face
For quality treatment choose a certified oral surgeon from Volterra Dental……it can make a lot of difference!