By Dental Wellness at Dry Creek
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: oral surgery  

Learn more about oral surgery from your Centennial dentist.

Oral surgeons are dental specialists who diagnosis and treat injuries, diseases and defects of the head, gums, teeth, mouth, jaws and oral surgeryneck. Dr. Camillo DiLizia of Dental Wellness at Dry Creek, located in Centennial, CO, offers oral surgery services. Here are five reasons you may need oral surgery.

#1- Fix Jaw-Related Problems
In some individuals, the upper and lower jaws fail to grow properly. Severe cases require oral surgery to move all or part of the jaw into a new position that is more balanced and functional. Dysfunction of the Temporomandibular joint, is also a common source of pain. Surgery is an option for advanced cases. 

#2- Treat Sleep Apnea
When nonsurgical methods such as dental splint appliances and positive pressure air machines fail to cure sleep apnea, surgery can be tried. Surgical procedures involve removing excess tissues of the oropharynx or the lower jaw. 

#3- Replace a Missing Tooth
Dental implants are your best option for replacing one or more missing teeth. Implants are small anchors made of titanium that are placed into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth roots.

#4- Treat a Facial Infection
Swelling and pain the face, neck, or jaw may indicate an infection. An infection in this area of the body can develop into a life-threatening emergency if not treated promptly. Oral surgeons can assist in treating facial infections. Surgery, if needed, may include cutting into and draining the area and extracting any teeth that may be involved.

#5- Remove Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to be removed. Just because that extra set of molars isn't a source of pain doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong. Your wisdom teeth could be impacted, or stuck. That set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing bite problems and pain.

Now is the perfect timeto make a wise decision. If you need oral surgery, call Dental Wellness at Dry Creek in Centennial, CO at (303) 773-9400 today to schedule an appointment. Our world-class dental team is committed to providing you and your family with the best treatments possible.