Oral Surgery in Chicago, IL
We all hope to enjoy good oral health for as long as possible. Your dentist at Lawn Dental Center is here to help with that, offering a variety of restorative treatments as well as routine exams and cleanings. Unfortunately, there are occasions when certain invasive procedures will become necessary to restore your oral health, such as oral surgery. There are several reasons why oral surgery might become necessary, but you can rest assured that, if it is recommended for you, our team in Chicago, IL will work to provide you with the most comfortable treatment possible and guide your speedy recovery.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes procedures that involve making incisions in the mouth, whether it is the gums or teeth that are being treated. The way that your treatment proceeds will depend on what surgery is needed.
Types of Oral Surgery
Many procedures in dentistry are noninvasive, and your dentist at Lawn Dental Center will be able to treat your teeth or gums without making any incisions or even requiring any form of anesthesia. There are several reasons why oral surgery would be needed, and your dentist will only recommend surgery if it is the best method for restoring health to your mouth.
- Impacted teeth: These are teeth that have not erupted properly (usually at an angle). Most commonly, this occurs with wisdom teeth, which will need to be removed to avoid an infection from developing in the gums. Leaving impacted teeth untreated can also allow them to affect the neighboring teeth, potentially causing pain, swelling, or other issues.
- Tooth loss: If a tooth has become infected by decay or injury and cannot be fully restored, or if leaving it in the mouth would be detrimental to your oral health overall, your dentist may recommend that it be removed entirely. It can then be replaced with either a denture, a bridge, or a dental implant.
- Jaw-related problems: Surgery can also be performed to address issues like unequal jaw growth, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, or to improve the fit of dentures.
Your dentist at Lawn Dental Center will walk you through the procedure to ensure that you know exactly what will happen during your oral surgery in Chicago to help restore your oral health.