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Common Types of Dental Surgeries

Common Types of Dental Surgeries

Dental surgery is a broad term for any operation performed on your jaws, teeth, gum, or surrounding facial and oral structures. This is an umbrella term for a wide range of procedures such as dental bone grafts, periodontal or gum grafts, teeth extractions, and corrective jaw surgery.  

If you struggle with extensive tooth decay, missing teeth, impacted teeth, gum disease, badly broken teeth, and sleep apnea, your dentist may recommend dental surgery. Let’s discuss some common types of dental surgeries that patients opt for. 

Root Canal

This is one of the most common dental surgeries across the globe. A root canal saves people from pain, sensitivity, and extractions. This surgery is pain-free and super effective in relieving pain. 

A soft core is present underneath the teeth enamel, known as the dental pulp, which contains nerve endings, tissues, and blood vessels. When your tooth is decayed, it gives space for bacteria to reach a pulp. 

This infected pulp can lead to occasional swelling, dental pain, and pain in your jaw and neck. Your surgeon can treat the issue by extracting the infected pulp and decayed portion of the tooth. 

Dental Implants

It is a lengthy procedure that takes around two to six months, as the surgery has several steps that need time to complete. The dental implant will completely replace your decayed tooth. Your surgeon will create channels in the jawbone to firmly fix the tooth with your jawbone. 

Reconstructed Surgery

People who experience facial injury requires due to accidents require this procedure. It helps you recover the soft tissues in the jawbone, mouth, and teeth. 

Reconstructed surgery is also imperative in case of severe soft tissue fracture, leading to surgery in the forehead and nasal cavities. The primary purpose of this surgery is to repair the bone structure and jaw bone. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

This procedure helps to remove the four adult teeth located in the top corners and back bottom of your mouth. The wisdom tooth is the last or third molar that adults develop between the ages of 17 and 25. 

When wisdom teeth don’t find space to grow or come out, they start irritation in the mouth, cause pain, impact other teeth, lead to oral infections, and much more. To prevent oral problems, your dentist will suggest you remove the wisdom teeth, as you can easily chew and enjoy your food without them. 

Also, this procedure requires a few days to recover. The dentist will make surgical incisions and stitch the extracted site for quick recovery. Since it includes incisions, you must follow protective measures to avoid blood clots or excessive bleeding. 

Bottom Line 

Every dental surgery solves different issues and has different recovery times and steps of the procedure. If you are dealing with any severe oral pain, irritation, or other issues, it’s best to consult an expert. They will help you learn the cause of your issue and how they can fix it. 

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