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Well… first let’s all hope you are following the six simple tips from our previous blog. We don’t want you to have to deal with irreparable tooth damage due to severe decay. Secondly, sometimes regardless of your efforts getting a tooth extracted is unavoidable. Luckily we are here to educate you and show you how easy this process can be.

There are several conditions that may warrant getting oral surgery. Sure, no one loves the idea of oral surgery.However, your Canyon Crest dentist / oral surgeon is ready to share some facts. Here are some of the most common types of dental surgeries and what you can expect when you come into our office:

Wisdom Teeth… not that wise.

These third molars are the last teeth to develop. While sometimes these teeth may erupt and not cause you any issues, more often than not these teeth either don’t fully erupt or aren’t properly aligned. This causes them to become impacted between the gums and jawbone, which will also affect the health of surrounding teeth.

Dental Implants… filling the gap.

To replace a missing tooth, your Canyon Crest Dentist will surgically implant a metal post into the jawbone, which will blend with the gum tissue and bone over time. This creates a strong foundation on which to place a realistic-looking artificial tooth (or crown). Dental implants are great for those with tooth loss who are looking for a long-term treatment option.

Biopsies… simple to assess.

If you have a lesion in your mouth that looks suspect, we will perform a brush biopsy to check for oral cancer. We will use a small brush to remove cells from the lesion and send it to the lab for analysis.

Jaw Surgery… alignment is really important.

If your jaws aren’t properly aligned, this can cause problems not only with appearance but also with function. Surgery is often necessary to correct this problem and restore function. Your dentist will use x-rays to have a full picture of the situation. He will want to know about the alignment of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth, and the condition of the supporting bone tissue.

Snoring… who knew?

Snoring is more than just a nuisance; it may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other more serious issues. To combat the negative health effects of sleep apnea and the annoyance of snoring, Canyon Crest Dental offers a device designed to greatly lessen these conditions, and allows you to get the rest you need.

Reconstructive surgery… repairing challenges.

Play sports, accidentally fell and hit your jaw? Knocked-out teeth and facial injuries can make even the most everyday functions a challenge; eating is a great example of this. These procedures replace missing or damaged teeth, treat jawbone and gum damage, and correct jaw joint issues.

Remember… your Canyon Crest Dentists are here for you.

Sometimes a tooth needs to be removed in order to preserve your oral health. Many extractions can be performed right here at Canyon Crest Dental. For these situations, your dentist will make use of local anesthetics to minimize any pain or discomfort. Your dentist may choose to refer more complicated extraction cases to a maxillofacial surgeon.

Your dentists at Canyon Crest Dental have been trained to preserve every tooth if possible. When extraction is necessary, their training and experience allows them to perform the treatment with minimal discomfort. If you are in need of oral surgery or a tooth extraction, let us be your go to!