The dental and medical sub-discipline of Oral Surgery is probably one of the most demanding areas of our practice and when choosing their Naples Dentist most of our patients had indicated that because we were performing all stages of dentistry and specialties including those related to surgical interventions when indicated they have confidently gave us a priority compared to other local dental practices.
Indeed the work of an oral surgeon and the applications of oral surgery subspecialty include many treatment modalities and contribute to the most fundamental dental services. Everyone knows that “dentists pull teeth!” However, the dentistry as art and science of healing has evolved way beyond “pulling teeth” but into a truly amazing yet technically demanding procedures that are designed not only to alleviate pain and fight infection while removing decayed teeth, but also introduce repair, modification and stimulation to the hard and soft tissues of jaw bones, face and surrounding areas. Oral surgery is integral part of Implant Dentistry and both sub-specialties are widely performed in our Naples Dental Center.
So when do you need an Oral Surgeon or a Dentist who performs an Oral Surgery?
Tooth Extraction / Tooth Removal
In Our Naples Dental Center we always try to preserve and salvage your natural teeth for we believe that nothing yet can still match what Mother Nature has created since it is this Intelligent Design that has not yet been surpassed . But there are some instances that validate tooth extraction in order to avoid some serious consequences or to advance some other goals related for example to corrective treatments. All of those things and various indications are briefly discussed below and are presented here to help you to navigate among many options that current modern dentistry has to offer while also becoming a more educated consumer.
Advanced Tooth Decay with significant structural damage
When a tooth decay process is addressed in its early stages, by simply placing a timely filling, crown, or sometimes even doing a root canal procedure, we may extend the life of a tooth and its serving years for a much longer period of time. But life happens and quite often it’s not as ideal as we want it to be. So there are circumstances when we see the greater extent of tooth decay to the point where holding on to it is no longer possible because it also may create an infectious process where harmful bacteria are allowed and capable of launching their attacks into the deeper structures of a jaw and even affecting the entire body as a whole. This is the most common indication where tooth removal is indicated as an act of healing and prevention of a greater damage. Though current technologies and techniques have evolved to make tooth preservation more successful and predictable, nevertheless “the point of no return” is still reachable and to us, it sometimes represents a call for rather an aggressive action, such as a tooth extraction. Our highly skill and knowledgeable dentists, however, can perform such procedure in a very comfortable setting while ensure a complete anesthesia and calming sedation if necessary.
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Vertical Tooth Root Fracture
Besides getting decay due to bacterial invasion, teeth can also fracture under a chewing force. Such fracturing is more common in teeth that are severely worn off or have undergone prior root canal procedure. Root fractures may also occur as a result of external traumas such as sport and other accidents. Vertical root fractures are considered to be an absolute indication to a tooth removal since the entire complex between the tooth and its retaining ligament and bone is irreversibly altered. Though in many instances, detecting a vertical root fracture requires a simple exam by our qualified dentist or oral surgeon, sometimes detecting them might present a certain diagnostic puzzle which requires a deeper and more comprehensive diagnostic search involving finer technologies and requiring greater expertise. If you experience pain in the tooth while biting, swelling in the gums, tooth mobility or other symptoms that make you look for a professional consultation, do not hesitate to call us to arrange your emergency dental visit at our Naples Dental office.
Advanced Gum Infection/ Advanced Periodontal Disease
The vast majority of the American adult population is affected by some form of gum disease that is if left untreated, may and usually is leading to debilitating and dramatic consequences. Namely, the very foundation of the bone structures that hold teeth in place and provide chewing strength and resistance to mastication forces are altered as a result of an ongoing battle between ever increasing bacterial toxicity and immune system responding to an offense. Once bone structures are diminished beyond a certain level, teeth become mobile and are no longer functional whereas at the same time causing pain and other symptoms commonly seen with periodontal and gum disease. The extraction of such teeth is indicated to stop the advance of infection and to remove teeth that are no longer healthy. If you experience such symptoms as bleeding gums, teeth sensitivity to temperature, shifting teeth, or bad breath please call us to schedule your thorough examination with one of our dentists.
Extraction of Teeth to Correct Alignment
As the oral cavity continues to develop from childhood into teenage and later into adult years, teeth continue to erupt and further develop as they assume certain alignment related to their function and purpose. Not only is such alignment important for proper chewing, it also has a tremendous aesthetic impact since it is the essentially what comprises and makes up our smiles and how people see us when we talk, sing, laugh, and basically any time we open our mouth. Proper teeth alignment is also important in preventing tooth decay while making oral hygiene procedures more effective. So when the less fortunate of us, who did not get their teeth lined up perfectly on their own, seek to improve ourselves through changing their smile appearance, we seek the help of orthodontists who introduce control, tooth movement to achieve this goal. However, in some instances, to be able to align teeth properly an orthodontist will administer an extraction of some lingering baby teeth or even some permanent teeth to create room and to move teeth to create the proper “bite”, while at the same time achieving greater looks. This is referred to as tooth removal for orthodontic reasons ad is routinely performed as part of an overall, complex treatment. When looking for an oral surgeon to remove teeth before having braces, please call our office for a corresponding consultation or contact us via email.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
As humanity evolved, our food has become softer and extreme chewing forces are no longer required. This may be partially responsible for the reduction of jaw bones and thus sometimes insufficient room for the very last molar teeth to come out. Such situation is commonly known as impacted wisdom teeth or impacted third molars. Wisdom teeth are called so due to the fact that their development and growth occurs at relatively later stages compared to the other teeth and it is therefore very common to see those teeth being somewhat jammed behind already erupted permanent molars. The anatomy of the lower jaw is particularly restricted to expansion and therefore most of the impacted wisdom teeth that are troublesome occur with lower third molars. Such retention from normal coming out (eruption) may present itself in many different ways ranging from slight deviation to complete misorientation within the jaw bone. In either case, many symptoms can be felt related to abnormally growing wisdom teeth, such as pain, feeling of pressure, headache, and even an infection when wisdom teeth come out, but only partially. Such conditions may require either immediate attention of an oral surgeon, or may be detected during your semi-annual dental check-up based on the x-ray examination we perform, as well as on symptoms that our patients describe. The decision to extract wisdom teeth is always made on an individual basis while carefully calculating risks and benefits and performing a diagnostic workup, including 3D x-ray imaging. Considering their bad reputation, impacted wisdom teeth receive special attention in our dental office, and various treatments are offered, including wisdom teeth extraction with sedation if needed. If you believe you experience pain due to present wisdom teeth, feel free to reach us to schedule your visit.
Less Frequent Reasons for Tooth Extraction
Less frequent reasons for tooth extraction include fractures of the jaw, presence of extra teeth, presence of benign tumors, etc.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AND BONE GRAFTS
All procedures related to placement of dental implants as well enhancing and preserving bone structures for the purpose of replacing missing teeth with Dental Implants are considered to be an aspect of oral surgery and represent our specialty and most frequently provided treatment to our patients. Those procedures and related details are described at length at separate pages of our website.
All surgical procedures are offered at our Naples Implant and Laser Center under the strict adherence to the most advanced standards of care and include thorough evaluation and review of indications. The actual treatment(s) are performed at the state-of-the-art facility including designated operating room. Administration of dental sedation is utilized whenever indicated to reduce associated stress and common fears. Please contact us for further details to schedule your visit.