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Oral surgery is a procedure that is performed on the inside of the mouth, usually involving the teeth, gums, jaw or tongue. The dentists of Bolingbrook Dental Care offer a number of dental services to their patients, including oral surgery. Here are a few of the most common services you can expect from an oral surgeon.
When patients are diagnosed with advanced periodontitis, oftentimes their last hope to save their teeth is periodontal surgery. Periodontitis is a disease of the gums that can lead to tooth loss if it’s not treated. During periodontal surgery the dentist removes bad tissue and bacteria from the jawline and gums so that new, healthy tissue can grow. In some cases bone grafting may be used to help regenerate bone tissue.
TMJ & Jaw Correction Surgery
Another common service that oral surgeons provide is TMJ surgery. TMJ is a sometimes painful condition that causes the jaw to click and make sounds. Bolingbrook dentist Dr. Rani Seeth specializes in jaw correction surgery, which is aimed at fixing bone structure problems in a patient’s skull that causes misaligned teeth and protruding teeth.
Dental Implantation and Denture Correction
Oral surgeons also perform dental implantation surgery. Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed into the jawbone. The surgeon must carefully insert the rod into the bone beneath the gums to ensure that it will heal properly. Additionally, dental surgeons can fix what is called “denture fatigue” with surgery to help regenerate gum and bone tissue that makes it more comfortable to wear dentures.
Oral Surgery in Bolingbrook
If you’re in need of a qualified and trusted oral surgeon, contact the comfortable and convenient office of Bolingbrook Dental Care. They are highly trained and qualified to take care of a wide range of oral health needs. You can reach the office at (630) 739-5500 or by requesting an appointment online at http://www.bolingbrookdentalweb.com today.