When Oral Surgery Is Needed
posted: Nov. 20, 2020.
Curious about dental implants, have jaw pain, or have a gummy smile? You may be a candidate for oral surgery at Westlake Periodontics in Westlake, OH. Upon your visit, Dr. Scott Sazima will be able to assess the health of your teeth and gums to determine the best course of action toward preserving your smile and alleviating pain.
Some reasons a patient might need oral surgery are:
Improve pain in the jaw and bone structure
Patients in Westlake, OH, have reasons for pain ranging from wisdom teeth and impacted teeth to jaw misalignment and bone loss. Surgery can correct this and keep you pain-free.
When a patient presents excessive gingival display, otherwise known as a gummy smile, the staff at Westlake Periodontics will help you prepare for your oral surgery and answer any questions you may have. Gum contouring can help to display more of the tooth surface as you smile. No need to feel self-conscious or that your smile seems less attractive.
Reasons for needing implants include:
- Trauma, which may be caused by accident or injury.
- Periodontitis, a disease of the gums.
- Mineral deficiencies or malnourishment, which cause the teeth to become unhealthy and loosen.
- Illness, which can sometimes exacerbate mineral deficiencies. This can also include ailments like oral cancer.
Oral surgery can relieve facial pain and offer alleviation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research:
- Facial pain involves discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function.
- Internal breakdown of the joint involves a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle (the round end of the joint).
- Arthritis refers to a group of degenerative/inflammatory joint disorders that can affect the temporomandibular joint.
It is important to get the care you need without uncertainty about the result. We can help if you are looking for an oral surgeon in Westlake, OH. Call Dr. Scott Sazima at Westlake Periodontics for an appointment at (440) 835-4600.