There are several obvious signs that you may need oral surgery. For example, if you have severe gum, tooth, or jaw discomfort that keeps you awake at night or prevents you from eating, you should visit your dentist immediately. In addition, if you notice visibly damaged teeth or bleeding from your gums, you need to visit New York SPA Dental Group for evaluation and oral surgery.
Here are additional signs you may need oral surgery:
- Missing teeth
If you presently have missing teeth due to a prior oral health issue, you should contact your dentist immediately. Even if you have had missing teeth for a long time, taking care of the problem may improve your quality of life. Missing teeth can cause speech difficulties, concerns with the neighboring teeth, gum disease, and other disorders. Surgical treatments could also be the best choice for you, such as a titanium implant with a crown that closely resembles your natural, healthy teeth, a bridge, or dentures might help solve the issue. In any case, avoid continuing to live with a missing tooth.
- Jaw Pain or Misalignment
You should see your dentist right away if you notice your jaws are misaligned, maybe because your overbite or underbite is growing worse or because your teeth are misaligned. While some jaw problems may be resolved with orthodontic devices like braces, others call for oral surgery. To enable proper alignment and to balance the mouth’s motions, some or all of the upper jaw may need to be moved. It is essential to make a dental consultation right away, even if you just notice a slight misalignment in your jaws.
- Facial Infections
While occasional discomfort or swelling in the jaws, face, or neck is common, you should make an appointment with your oral health expert if the pain persists or becomes unbearable. This discomfort could be a sign of an infection, which, if left untreated, might become a life-threatening condition. Your oral surgeon will assist in making a diagnosis, and, depending on the situation, treatment options may include extracting teeth, making incisions to drain an infection or both.
- Loose teeth
If left untreated, this problem is quite alarming, but when you are under the care of a qualified oral surgeon, it becomes less of a problem. Your dentist will look at the underlying bone density and the quantity of bone already there to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant, bridge, or denture. You could be a candidate for one or more surgical procedures if the bone is strong and thick enough, there is no infection, and you are committed to appropriate dental hygiene habits.
- Impacted Teeth
Persistent pain, fever, swelling, or infections near the wisdom teeth are a few indicators that you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Because wisdom teeth frequently only emerge partially, the surrounding area is more likely to develop an infection or tooth decay over time. Contact your dentist immediately if you experience unusual pressure or pain in the back of your mouth where your wisdom teeth should be. Most people who require oral surgery for their wisdom teeth are teenagers and people in their early 20s.
Oral surgery is a crucial component of modern dentistry, whether for enhancing the look of a smile or treating more significant underlying issues with your bite.
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