No one looks forward to surgery, but sometimes, oral surgery is the best way to treat a dental problem. Dr. Rani Seeth, Dr. Alina Huff, Dr. Sheila George and Dr. Tabasam Akbar, your Bolingbrook, IL dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care share a few reasons why you may need to have oral surgery.
You're getting dental implants
Dental implants are placed in your jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure. During the procedure, your dentist creates a hole in the jawbone and places the titanium implants inside. Implants, which look like tiny screws, are capable of bonding to your bone. They offer an excellent way to replace your natural tooth roots and provide a sturdy foundation for a dental crown that will be added to the top of the implant.
Not enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth
Many people don't have enough room in their mouth for their wisdom teeth, which can result in pain and nerve damage. If your teeth have erupted naturally, they can be easily extracted, but if all or part of them remain trapped beneath your gums, oral surgery is necessary to remove the tooth.
You have an infection at the root of a tooth
Root canals are used to remove infected or inflamed pulp at the center of your tooth. In most cases, root canal treatment puts an end to your pain, but in some cases, the pain doesn't go away. The problem can occur if the very end of your root is infected. During oral surgery, the tip of the root is removed, in addition to inflamed tissue surrounding it.
You have a problem with your bite
Orthodontic treatment can be very helpful if your upper and lower teeth don't fit together properly, but oral surgery may be needed if the misalignment is severe.
Are you concerned about a dental problem? Call your Bolingbrook, IL dentists at Bolingbrook Dental Care, at (630) 739-5500 to schedule an appointment.