Types of Oral Surgery
posted: Aug. 02, 2019.
Various oral surgery procedures are available for treating different oral health conditions and concerns. For example, tooth extractions are one type of oral surgery and corrective jaw surgery is another. Oral surgery can often be performed in a dental office so there is no need to visit a hospital. At Westlake Periodontics, Dr. Scott Sazima is your periodontist for oral surgery in Westlake, OH.
When Oral Surgery is Needed
Oral surgery can be needed in various situations, from relieving tooth pain and discomfort to treating facial trauma. Some oral surgery procedures serve a cosmetic purpose and can improve a person’s appearance, while other procedures improve functioning. Dental implant surgery, for instance, can achieve both cosmetic and functional improvements. Cosmetically, dental implants restore your smile by replacing missing teeth. Functionally, dental implants restore biting and chewing functions and redistribute them more evenly across a full set of teeth.
Types of Oral Surgery Procedures
There are many different types of oral surgery procedures. Dr. Sazima, your periodontist for oral surgery in Westlake, can recommend the appropriate oral surgery procedures for you based on your particular needs. Some of the oral procedures offered at Westlake Periodontics include:
- Dental Implants — A minor surgical procedure is used to place dental implants in the jawbone so they can anchor artificial teeth securely in place.
- Tooth Extractions — This type of surgery can be used to remove severely diseased teeth, as well as to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by impacted wisdom teeth
- Snoring or Sleep Apnea — Oral surgery can be performed to remove excess tissue in the back of the throat, which can minimize snoring and improve sleep apnea.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery — This type of surgery can correct alignment issues with the jaw and improve both functioning and appearance.
- TMJ Disorder — This type of surgery can alleviate the chronic jaw pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder, a condition affecting the joint connecting the jaw to the skull.
- Facial Trauma — Oral surgery can be used to correct facial injuries, including knocked-out teeth.
- Cleft Lip/Palate — This type of surgery corrects birth defects affecting the roof of the mouth and lip. Surgery can help improve feeding and speaking.
The right oral surgery procedure can improve your quality of life. Oral surgery can alleviate pain and discomfort, improve functioning, and improve your appearance. To learn more about oral surgery in Westlake, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sazima by calling Westlake Periodontics at (440) 835-4600.