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What Does Oral Surgery Consist Of?
Have you been wondering, “Where can I find more information about dental surgery near me?” If so, then you don’t have to wonder anymore. Our practice offers an array of options as far as oral and maxillofacial surgery goes. This dentistry specialty revolves around the diagnosis and treatment of issues that occur in the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral surgery consists of an operation in the mouth. Maxillofacial surgery is a type of jaw surgery or face surgery. The surgical procedure used to correct misalignment and other irregularities to the jaw is known as orthognathic surgery.
If you’re worried about having an oral surgical procedure performed, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at our practice.
What Are Dental Surgery Services?
Do you have questions about receiving oral surgery in Columbia? If so, pick up the phone and call our helpful staff members at (410) 346-2350. We are always willing to answer any questions you may have about the following surgical procedures:
If you are suffering from a tooth that has severe dental decay, infection, or injury, your dental care provider may recommend that you have a tooth extraction done. This procedure consists of a dentist or oral surgeon surgically pulling one or more teeth. This surgery is sometimes done when a tooth is impeding proper tooth alignment, preventing another tooth from coming in properly or needs to be removed to make space for orthodontic treatment. Costs for a tooth extraction vary according to the location of the tooth, how damaged it is, and the specific procedure utilized to extract the tooth.
Oral Cancer Diagnosis
Receiving an annual oral cancer screening is an important element of maintaining your oral health. Oral cancer can be caused by tobacco use. Other issues can also cause it. Symptoms include lumps, thickening oral tissues, difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, trouble swallowing or chewing, swelling of the jaw and ear pain. When oral cancer is detected in its earliest stages, your chances of recovering from it are quite good. Early detection also provides you with more treatment options.
Pathology of the oral and maxillofacial region refers to diagnosing and treating problems and diseases involving the mouth, jawbones, salivary glands, facial muscles, and other similar areas. The many different functions that the mouth has makes it prone to developing an array of dental conditions. Our practice is proud to have a board-certified oral surgeon on hand that specializes in treating complex cases. Some of the pathological oral conditions we can treat are palatal cysts, patchwork tongue, and hairy tongue. Our oral surgeon will use antibiotics, surgery, and other treatment techniques to rid your mouth of defects and diseases.
Many of our patients are concerned about having oral surgery performed because they are afraid of feeling discomfort or pain. At our practice, our oral surgeon is highly experienced in providing IV sedation to ensure that patients remain comfortable throughout the treatment process. Also known as “sleep dentistry,” IV sedation generally keeps a patient awake, but unable to feel anything throughout the procedure. If you have any questions about sedation and how it will be used during your treatment, give us a call at (410) 346-2350.
A sinus lift is a type of jaw surgery that is performed when there isn’t enough bone height existing with a patient’s upper jaw to support dental implants. During the surgery itself, your surgeon will place bone between the jaw and maxillary sinuses. These sinuses are located on both sides of your nose. A specialist in maxillofacial surgeries or in periodontics will usually administer this procedure.
Platelet Rich Plasma
While platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a relatively new approach to healing, it has already proven to be highly effective in promoting healing in injured ligaments, muscles, and other body parts. The technique uses your blood to speed up the healing process. Within the dentistry community, PRP is typically used when a patient has undergone periodontal therapies, jaw surgeries, or tooth extractions. It supports the restoration of the tissue and reduces bleeding.
Where Can I Schedule a Consultation for Dental Surgery Near Me?
If you’ve been referred to us for oral maxillofacial surgery, then you’ve probably already explored multiple treatment options with your primary care provider. While having surgery may worry you, you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way. Our team is committed to keeping our patients comfortable before, during, and after their procedures. After your treatment, you will go home with aftercare instructions that will help you to heal as quickly as possible. Contact us now to book your consultation with our oral surgeon.