Conditions That May Require Oral Surgery
Oral surgery does not only cover major operations, but also minor ones that need immediate attention. Below is a brief discussion of common dental conditions that may require oral surgery:
Cleft Lip & Palate Repair – this is a condition wherein the lip and the palate (roof of the mouth) did not fuse in together properly during early fetal development leaving an opening between the lip and the palate.
Fortunately, this condition can be corrected through a series of oral surgeries. A child born with a cleft lip can have the surgery between his or her first year or 12-18 months.
Impacted Teeth – this is a condition wherein the tooth has not fully erupted or emerged from the gums. Usually, this happens with wisdom teeth and would require oral surgery so that the affected tooth can be extracted in its entirety.
If left untreated, impacted teeth can pose serious dental problems such as jaw pains, cavities, and tooth loss. There may also be times when this condition causes infection, cysts, and damage to the jawbone.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments – there are also cosmetic procedures that require intensive planning and preparation before your Lincroft dentist can proceed with an oral surgery. For example, dental implants would require consultations and dental exams to help your dentist determine where to place the implant posts and how to go about your entire surgery procedure.
Temporomandibular joint disorders – also known as TMJ, this condition brings a lot of pain to the patient’s jaw joints and can be a cause of frequent headaches. Treatment includes splints, medications, and physical therapy, but oral surgery could also be required for people who already have a severe case of TMJ.
For a professional and careful oral surgery treatment, you may call Newman Springs Dental Clinic at (732) 352-3903. The doctors of Newman Springs, Dr. Mitchel L Friedman, DDS and Dr. Julia Cintron will gladly answer your questions about oral surgery and give you utmost dental care during your procedure.