3 Common Dental Surgeries

There are lots of reasons someone might make an appointment with Oracare Dentist Montreal.  The most common reason, of course, would be to get a routine dental cleaning.  Typically, health experts recommend that you do this about twice a year. Yes, every six months you should look to get a professional dental cleaning and analysis.  This ensures that your teeth remain healthy but also that you are able to catch and address any potential issues or risks. If you do not listen to the advice of your dentist, you could put not only your oral health at risk, but it could lead to other health problems, which could result in the need for oral surgery in the future.

This in mind, then, lets take a look at some of the most common oral surgeries performed in North America.

WISDOM TEETH IMPACTING

By the time you reach your teenage years, you should have lost all of your baby teeth and replaced them with “adult” teeth.  However, at some point between your teens and mid-20s some most people grow one last set of teeth. These are known as the “wisdom teeth.”  For the most part, this growth can be pretty innocuous, though some experience slight tenderness from the teeth extruding through the gums.  

Some people, however, experience more extreme pain and this is the result of the wisdom teeth “impacting,” which is a fancy term for improper growth between the jaw and the gums. This can put undue pressure on the rest of the teeth and cause more pain; at which point you can have an oral surgeon simply remove them

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Some people have missing teeth—which can be caused by any number of factors—so your doctor or your dentist might recommend a dental implant (yes, either one could recommend it, since your dental health can impact your overall health).  This is generally a very simple procedure that involves the surgical implant of a metal post in your jawbone which will fuse with the gum tissue over time. Once this foundation takes hold, the dental surgeon can cap it with a realistic artificial tooth (also called a “crown”).

JAW SURGERY

Some dental issues can require more extreme surgery—which does not necessarily mean that the procedure is any more dangerous. Indeed, if you have an underbite or an overbite or you have a misaligned, surgery can help to correct the misalignment so your jaw looks and works more as it should.