Going to the dentist already causes anxiety in many people, even more so when it is for oral surgery. However, the purpose of oral surgery is to help get rid of severe pain and treat extensive dental damage, not cause it. The thought of getting oral surgery can seem overwhelming, but at Kingsway Dental Centre we use the latest in dental technology to offer you more pain free and efficient dental care, especially when it comes to oral surgery.
Signs You Need Oral Surgery
Severe tooth pain – Dental pain can be caused by several different problems including cavities, broken teeth and gum disease. In many cases, you won’t need oral surgery to correct these issues, however there are a few conditions that will require the need for surgery such as impacted wisdom teeth and severe tooth decay. Though extractions are generally non-invasive procedures, they are still considered oral surgery since they require anesthesia.
Jaw pain – Another common issue that may require oral surgery is jaw pain. In some cases, the upper and lower jaws don’t grow together properly and can cause issues speaking, breathing, and swallowing. One of the most common jaw related issues is Temporomandibular Joint disorders, or TMJ. TMJ can cause the jaw to pop when you chew or talk, resulting in severe headaches, jaw pain, and facial pain. While TMJ can be treated with medication and physical therapy, more severe cases will need surgery.
Tooth loss – One of the most effective ways to treat the loss of a tooth, is with dental implants. Dental implants use an implant that is placed directly into the jaw bone where the root of your tooth used to be. This will help the implant be more stable and keep the bone from deteriorating. Once the implant is in place a tooth-colored crown will be attached giving you back both functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Consult Your Dentist
While most of the time pain will not require oral surgery and can be an easily fixed, it is best to see your dentist as soon as possible. If you live in the Edmonton, AB area and would like more information on oral surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today!