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Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Extractions are one of the most common oral surgery procedures. An extraction may be needed for a number of reasons including severe tooth decay, gum disease, or as preparation for orthodontic restorations. Wisdom tooth removal is another common form of extraction. When the third molars do not fully emerge and become impacted against the next molar or against the jaw bone, wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Dental implants require inserting an artificial tooth root (usually made of metal) into your jawbone. A dental implant may be used for a number of reasons including replacing a tooth by combining the implant with a dental crown, replacing several teeth by acting as an anchor for a dental bridge, or providing support for full dentures.
Impacted teeth occur when teeth do not emerge or only partially emerge from the gums. Wisdom teeth are the most common form of impacted teeth. A tooth can remain stuck in gum tissue for a number of reasons such as overcrowding (giving the submerged tooth no room to erupt) or the tooth may have become twisted or displaced as it tried to emerge.
Sometimes a patient doesn’t have enough bone in their jaw to support a dental implant. Bone grafting builds up the bone for the implant by grafting or adding bone or bonelike material to the existing bone. The bone can either be taken from another bone in the patient, or it can be processed bone. Once the bone is grafted, the patient must wait several months for the new material to fuse with the existing bone. When complete, dental implants can be inserted.
Oral cancer can affect many different areas of the mouth, including the tongue, jaw, and throat. It can affect your teeth as well, causing them to become loose. Factors like tobacco and alcohol use, sun exposure to the lips, and a weakened immune system can all contribute to oral cancer. Dental surgery may be needed to remedy some of the issues caused by oral cancer. Talk to the team at Oxford Dental to learn more.