Find out if oral surgery could actually improve your smile for the long-term.
Everyone wants their smile to stay healthy and happy. A healthy smile is important to having great overall health, as well. But there are some issues that happen that only oral surgery can really treat. While the idea of oral surgery might be invasive or scary, let our El Paso, TX dentist, Dr. Steve Yi, ease your mind about your upcoming procedure.
If you are considering getting dental implants to replace your missing tooth or teeth you will need to undergo surgery in order to get this restoration. Dental implants are metal screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they function like fake tooth roots and support everything from a single dental crown to a complete set of dentures. Your El Paso oral surgeon will be able to tell you whether dental implants are right for you.
With tooth loss often comes bone loss. If the bone loss is significant enough it can mean that dental implants won’t be successful until there is enough bone to support it. If this is the case, bone-grafting surgery can be performed prior to getting implants to rebuild the jawbone so that there is a strong foundation from which to hold an implant.
While dental infections that reach the inside of the tooth are often corrected with root canal treatment there are some cases in which this procedure isn’t enough to resolve it. If a root canal is not successful and the infection has affected the tooth roots then it might be necessary to extract the tooth.
Many times when wisdom teeth grow in they cause pain, swelling or even an infection. Many times wisdom teeth only partially erupt (known as impacted wisdom teeth) or affect the alignment of other teeth. When this happens your El Paso, TX dental surgeon will most likely recommend having your wisdom teeth removed.
If any of these scenarios are currently affecting you we highly advise you to call El Paso Viva Dental today to get the dental care you need to protect your smile for the future.