If you are in need of dental surgery, you want to choose a dental practice that is highly skilled. At Clear Lake Dental Care, our oral surgery services are elite because we have years of experience performing them and we also have high-quality tools to ensure they are carried out in the best way possible. The types of oral surgery services that we offer include wisdom teeth removal, ridge augmentation, sinus lifts, gum grafts, and bone grafts. Every single one of these oral surgery options will elevate your oral health to the highest level possible.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you are in your late teens or in your twenties, you are at risk of having problems and pain caused by your wisdom teeth coming in. Some common reasons why wisdom teeth removal could be good for you include the following:
- Your wisdom teeth are coming in at the wrong angle.
- Your jaw does not have space for an extra set of molars.
- You have cavities or gum disease in these teeth due to your inability to reach these teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.
The main problem that causes pain is when your wisdom teeth become impacted. If your wisdom teeth become impacted, there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth to grow into your mouth, so they crowd your other natural teeth. If your wisdom teeth become impacted, we can remove them so you can escape pain and ensure that your other teeth aren’t affected by being crowded by impacted wisdom teeth. We can also remove your wisdom teeth if they are infected, because that can lead to your other teeth becoming infected, too.
Effects of Tooth Loss
When you lose a tooth, there will be a socket left in its place. This leaves your oral health in danger because food and other sediment can become trapped in your empty socket and can cause the socket to become infected. In addition, the bone that was attached to your tooth will begin to deteriorate, changing your appearance and making it difficult or impossible to receive implants.
What is Ridge Augmentation?
What a ridge augmentation will do for you is fill your socket with bone-substitute material and give your gumline a natural look again. You will no longer be in danger of having food and other sediment stuck inside of gaps, and the new bone will be able to support a tooth replacement.
Sinus lifts are performed when your sinus cavity is too close to your upper jaw. To space these apart, we can add bone to your upper jaw and raise the sinus cavity to make room for this extra bone. This is often done to prepare a patient to have dental implants.
If you have had missing teeth for a while or have been stricken with gum disease to the point where your gums have deteriorated, you may be in need of a gum graft. Your gums play a huge part in holding your teeth in place and keeping them healthy, which is why you will need to have lost gum tissue replaced. That is what a gum graft will do for you – it will give you back the gum tissue that you’ve lost and restore your smile’s appearance.
If your oral health has been affected to the point where you have lost bone that once surrounded your teeth, you may need a bone graft to restore your bone. A bone graft is a procedure that will give you back the bone that you’ve lost. You will need this bone not only to keep your smile looking attractive, but you also will need it if you plan to have dental implants placed but don’t have sufficient bone to do so.