At Splendid Dental Woodlands, we employ a highly trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Performing all our oral surgery procedures, our surgeon spent four years training on a residency program based in a hospital, after qualifying as a dentist. You can feel secure in the knowledge that an oral surgery expert is caring for you.
There are many types of oral surgery, and many reasons why you might need it. There are also many ways of getting through it, whether that’s with the regular options, or a more specialized sedation dentist on-hand. Highly trained in all areas of the face, mouth, and jaw, as well as in anesthesiology, our oral surgeons are experts. We also have qualified sedation dentists available. Our staff, trained in plastic surgery, is happy to help because we want you to have a healthy smile.
Most people’s wisdom teeth develop between the ages of 17 – 25, and the average number of teeth you get is 4 (one in each corner of your mouth). Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of dental problems, though, for example, overcrowding your mouth and damaging other teeth. At your regular dental check-ups, your dentist will keep an eye on your wisdom teeth. If they feel those teeth are detrimental to your oral health, they may recommend extraction.
Wisdom tooth extraction happens under sedation, but you can opt for IV anesthesia if you would like. Your oral surgeon will make an incision in your gum to remove the tooth. Stitched up afterward, you’ll be on your way with post-operative instructions to ensure a speedy recovery.
Other Types of Oral Surgery
- Dental Implants — a dental implant is a synthetic tooth that replaces a tooth you’ve lost. Surgically screwed into your jaw, it will repair your smile and give you your confidence back. Lovett Dental offers free consultations if you’re considering getting dental implants.
- Bone Grafting — there are several kinds of bone graft that you may need. Bone grafting is usually done in preparation for dental implants, and some types take place during the extraction process of the old tooth. If you’ve lost teeth, this will affect the bone in your jaw. An oral surgeon can help you preserve this bone, or ensure that the bone you have will support an implant.
- Impacted Teeth — an impacted tooth is partially or wholly stuck in your gums and is unable to emerge. Caused by many things – a baby tooth not falling out, overcrowding or the tooth is too large, we can help you with impacted teeth. An oral surgeon usually exposes impacted teeth and then bonded to your other teeth, but sometimes you’ll need extraction.
- Oral Pathology — Oral pathology covers all diseases of the mouth, including ulcers, cancer, herpes, fungal infections, and many more. At your regular dental check-ups, your dentist will check there is no sign of any oral pathology in your mouth. However, if they do find any, your course of treatment may involve surgery.
Let Splendid Dental Woodlands Take Care of Your Oral Health Needs
At Splendid Dental Woodlands, we pride ourselves on our excellent pre and post-operative care. We provide you with all the information you need before your surgery, and we are more than willing to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Our experienced and compassionate staff can answer your questions and concerns and make you feel at ease.
If you’re having oral surgery with us, please arrange for someone to come with you and drive you home. We are experts in the field of oral surgery. Therefore, if you’re looking for an excellent oral surgeon in Texas, Splendid Dental Woodland can put you at ease. So give us a call today on 832.365.4190.