Oral surgery includes procedures that help repair or restore teeth, gums, bone and other tissues that have been damaged due to trauma or decay. It's also used to correct congenital defects or repair and restore tissues following surgery, and to treat some types of oral cancer.
Oral surgery includes many procedures, such as:
wisdom tooth removal
treatment of tempomandibular joint disorder
repair of oral and facial injuries
biopsy and lesion removal
cleft palate repair
treatments for apnea and snoring
Not necessarily; many people have “normal,” healthy wisdom teeth that do not need to be removed. But in other cases, wisdom teeth may be too crowded to erupt properly, coming in sideways or becoming “stuck” under the gum line and ultimately causing pain and crowding. Even when wisdom teeth are normal, they can be very difficult to clean, providing ideal spots for bacteria, plaque and even tartar to form. As a result, many people still choose to have their wisdom teeth out so they don't cause problems like decay or gum disease.
That depends in part on where the tooth is located. Some teeth can be extracted simply by grasping the tooth firmly and wiggling it back and forth to loosen the roots, eventually allowing the tooth to be carefully removed from its socket. Other teeth, such as those that have broken off or are impacted may need to be broken apart before they can be successfully removed. No matter which approach is used, today's modern techniques and pain relieving products ensure discomfort is kept to a minimum.
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