Focusing primarily on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and dental defects, oral surgery helps patients of all ages enjoy better dental health and wellness. Oral surgery can involve a wide range of areas including the mouth, face, teeth and jaw. An oral surgeon may work with everything from congenital growth issues to dealing with dental trauma that results from a catastrophic accident. An oral surgeon will frequently work with an orthodontist, general dentist or even pediatric dentist as well as medical physicians in order to ensure the best possible care for the patient. Even cosmetic dentistry can involve varying degrees of oral surgery as required. An oral surgeon may be tasked with dealing with impacted teeth or even placing a dental implant.
Called Upon to do Cosmetic Surgery
Dental implants are particularly routine in nature and considered restorative dentistry. Oral surgeons are often able to completely reconstruct bone in areas where a dental implant placement is required. From modifying gum tissue to repairing genetic inconsistencies, dental oral surgery is far-reaching in its ability to correct a wide range of dental health related problems. Facial trauma resulting from an accident including facial skin lacerations are routinely treated by oral surgery. Other injuries associated with facial trauma such as a fractured jaw or broken facial bones can be effectively addressed by an oral surgeon. Dental surgery can expand to areas such as the forehead, the eye sockets and even the nasal bones and cheeks. A surgeon may also be called upon to do cosmetic surgery and reconstructive type surgery.
Those who Experience Sleep Apnea
They routinely work with facial soft tissue related problems and may even be asked to perform surgery necessary to remove tumors or a cyst. A surgeon focused on oral care may also be needed when dealing with dental jaw irregularities that make it difficult to chew, speak or breathe normally. Even those who experience sleep apnea may benefit from all that dental surgical procedures have to offer. Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious problem that affects a large number of people around the world. That is why oral surgery is so vital in dealing with this particular problem. In most cases your general dentistry care provider will refer you to an oral surgeon if surgery is the best option for your particular treatment needs. To learn more about dental surgery and all that it makes possible contact your Elk Grove dentist, Dr. My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today.