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What your dentist in El Paso wants you to know
Oral surgery isn’t just taking teeth out. Oral surgery can help you in many other ways too. The right oral surgery procedure can improve the way you look and the way your jaws function. Dr. Steve Yi at El Paso Viva Dental in El Paso, TX wants to introduce you to the many ways you can benefit from oral surgery. He proudly serves residents of the Texas and New Mexico region and wants to help you too.
It’s true that many oral surgery procedures are performed to extract teeth. These are just a few of the reasons you may need teeth extracted:
- If you have wisdom teeth that don’t have enough room to erupt
- If you need teeth taken out for orthodontic treatment
- To eliminate pain from an infected tooth that can’t be restored
- If you have mobile teeth due to bone loss from periodontal disease
- A tooth that can’t be helped with root canal treatment
Let’s look beyond removing teeth and check out some of the other ways oral surgery can help you.
If you want dental implants, you will need a surgical procedure to place the implant screws. During a simple in-office procedure, the implant screws are put in place, and over time, your bone grows and surrounds the implants. After healing is complete, Dr. Yi will place beautiful implant crowns over the screws, and you have new teeth!
You may also need an oral surgery procedure if you have abnormal looking tissue in your mouth. A small sample of tissue is taken during a biopsy and evaluated to determine if the tissue is cancerous. A biopsy is the only way to tell for sure if you have cancer. It’s important to seek out Dr. Yi to determine if a biopsy is needed, especially if you notice any suspicious white areas, wrinkled tissue or open sores that don’t heal.
You may also need oral surgery if your jaws, face or head have been injured in an accident. Reconstructive surgery can help restore your facial contours and normal function of your jaws.
These are just a few of the ways oral surgery can help you. For more information about oral surgery procedures and other restorative dental services, call Dr. Yi at El Paso Viva Dental in El Paso, TX today!
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.