How Oral Surgery Can Improve Your Life

June 16, 2022 8:19 pm Published by dental patient undergoing oral surgery

Oral surgery procedures may be performed to relieve pain, treat an infection or trauma, restore function or improve a person’s appearance. This blog presents a list of procedures and conditions treated by oral surgery, and how each affects the patient’s quality of life.

Tooth Extractions

The most common reason for having a tooth pulled is because it is too decayed to be saved. By that point, there is often considerable pain, making pain relief the most obvious benefit of having it surgically extracted. Similarly, problematic wisdom teeth are typically accompanied by pain, in addition to potentially causing a host of other oral health problems, including bone loss. Extraction is also performed on overcrowded teeth, to create more room for proper tooth alignment, which yields both cosmetic and oral health benefits.

Dental Implants

This increasingly popular form of tooth replacement offers many benefits. Because missing teeth can cause speech impediments, implants allow the patient to speak naturally. Tooth loss also causes facial skin to crease or droop, implants help the patient maintain a youthful appearance. They also improve your smile, which boosts confidence and self-esteem.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Sometimes a person’s jaw doesn’t fit together properly, which can lead to difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing, sleep apnea, breathing problems, protruding jaw, open bite, or issues that braces or retainers cannot fix. Corrective jaw surgery can solve these problems.

Facial Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial injuries can cause both cosmetic and medical problems, including the ability to perform basic functions such as eating. Surgery to correct these conditions have an obviously positive impact on a patient’s quality of life.

Cleft Lip/Palate

These birth defects affect approximately one in every 700 babies born in North America. With proper surgical treatment, the child has an excellent chance of leading a healthy, normal life.

At Chandler Dental Center, our team provides a range of oral surgery services. If you have any oral health concerns, call us and schedule an appointment today!

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