Oral surgery is very prevalent and includes procedures that treat moderate to complicated conditions. Most of the surgeries are outpatient procedures, and patients can most often restart their routine within a few days. At Kids & Adult Dental Care, we will help decide your candidature for dental surgery by evaluating your oral health and plan the best course of action.
When Is Oral Surgery Needed?
Oral surgery may be needed for the following reasons:
- Wisdom Teeth Extractions
- Misaligned jaw
- Reconstructive surgery
- Bone grafting
- Dental implant placement
- Tissue regeneration
Common Surgeries at Kids & Adult Dental Care
You may be advised wisdom teeth removal if they are trapped in the gum or bone or cannot erupt fully. People experiencing oral issues relating to their wisdom teeth eruption could be ideal candidates for a surgical tooth extraction. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia to make you comfortable. Our dentists will make an incision on the gums to access the affected tooth. Then the tooth is sectioned and removed from your mouth. The surgical site is closed with stitches to promote speedy healing.
Bone grafting surgery will augment the implant sites with insufficient bone structure due to past injuries, extractions, or gum disorders. The bone tissues are either sourced from a donor bank or taken from your own body parts.
This standard dental surgery is often performed following a tooth extraction to help redesign the natural shape of the gums and jawbone after tooth extraction has resulted in bone loss. Our dentist will perform ridge augmentation surgery to fill an empty tooth socket to slow the resorption process if you are getting dental implants.
Maxillary sinuses are found behind the cheeks and the palate of the upper teeth. When the upper teeth are missing, all that is left is a thin wall of bone separating the mouth and maxillary sinus. A sinus lift strengthens and builds new bone in this area so dental implants can be placed.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Tissue regeneration encourages jawbone tissue growth and offers a stable and robust foundation for dental implants. After gum pockets are meticulously cleaned and sanitized, we will place an absorbable membrane between your gum tissue and bone where it molds into the desired shape and is slowly reabsorbed.
Reconstructive surgeries address jaw irregularities and improve the patient’s ability to perform oral functions properly. They involve realignment and reconstruction of the jawbone to enhance functionality. Corrective jaw surgery is also required to correct dysfunction and bite issues resulting from facial trauma, accidents, or congenital disabilities.
We provide comprehensive oral surgery services for patients. To learn more, visit our Kids & Adult Dental Care offices in Franklin and Indianapolis. You can also reach us at (317)560-5556 & (317)991-4725.