There are numerous conditions that may require you to have minor oral surgery at Bayside Family Dentistry in Bayside, NY. You might not like the idea of having surgery, but Doctor Aram Cazazian is able to share some facts to make sure you’re ready for your upcoming surgery. These are some of the usual dental surgeries and what you can expect at Bayside Family Dentistry.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to grow. They sometimes erupt without causing you any issues, but sometimes they will not fully erupt or are improperly aligned. This will make them become impacted between the gums and jaw, which can affect the health of surrounding teeth and cause you a lot of pain.
If you need to replace a missing tooth, it will be necessary to surgically implant a metal post into your jaw which will then fuse with gum tissue and the bone over time. This will make a stronger foundation on which to put a realistic looking and acting tooth or crown.
If you have an abscess in your mouth that looks suspicious, it is necessary to perform a biopsy to check it for oral cancer. A small amount of tissue will be removed and sent to the lab to check it out.
If your jaw is not properly aligned, this will cause problems with function as well as your facial appearance. Surgery is then required to fix this problem and restore function to your jaw.
Sometimes sleep apnea is not able to be treated with conservative methods. If that is the case, we can take out excess tissue from the back of the throat, and that will majorly reduce your symptoms.
If you have facial injuries or knocked out teeth, it can make everyday activities such as eating a pain. Reconstructive surgery will replace the damaged or missing teeth, treat your jawbone, treat your gumline, and correct jaw joint problems.
You should always have someone to drive you to an appointment where you’ll be having minor oral surgery as you will probably not be in any condition to drive yourself home after the anesthesia!