Mentioned below are some common oral surgeries:
Impacted teeth removal: If a tooth does not emerge out of the gums like they are supposed to, they can cause problems. However, this can be fixed with a simple tooth extraction. Your dentist or an orthodontist, will monitor your mouth and recommend if any misaligned or crowded tooth should be removed to preserve the full integrity of your mouth.
Wisdom teeth removal: If wisdom tooth does not grow properly, they can cause infections, swelling, and shifting of other teeth. Wisdom teeth or third molars, are very commonly removed because many jaws are not large enough to accommodate them.
Improve fit of dentures: Sometimes dentures can fit uncomfortably if a jaw has irregularities and is lacking support of the dentures. To help your dentures fit more comfortably, the irregularities are corrected by the dental surgeon through bone grafts.
Dental implants are tooth root substitutes placed in the jawbone. Artificial teeth are then attached to the substitute root, which is actually a titanium rod. Dental implants are an option to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth. Learn more about dental implants.
Unequal jaw growth: When your upper or lower jaw does not grow properly, it can cause difficulty in eating, breathing, talking or swallowing. In extreme cases, oral surgery is done for more balanced and functional jaw structure.
Cleft lip and cleft palate repair: A cleft palate is a birth defect in which portions of the nasal cavity and mouth don’t grow together properly. This results in a split or gap in the roof of the mouth, lip or both. An oral surgeon typically participates in the correction of these clefts.
Facial infections: An infection in the face, neck or jaws may require an oral surgeon to drain the infected area and extract any teeth that may be causing the infection or affected by it.
Facial injury repair: An oral surgeon to repair broken bones in the face to ensure that the break does not result in an infection or damage of surrounding teeth.
Snoring/sleep apnea: If you experience severe snoring or sleep apnea, your oral surgeon can perform surgery to correct these issues while other treatment has been ineffective.