The diagnosis and treatment of disease, defects and injury in the mouth is addressed by oral surgery, which is a specialized branch of dentistry. At Alpine Dental, we offer modern oral surgery treatment for a range of issues to ensure your mouth stays healthy and beautiful. Oral surgery addresses the functionality and aesthetics of both hard and soft tissues and can also include issues with the head, jaws and neck in addition to teeth and gums.
What Exactly is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes a range of dental treatments and some of the conditions that the oral surgeons at Alpine Dental treat include:
Wisdom tooth extraction
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorder)
Unbalanced growth of the jaw (malocclusion)
Does Alpine Dental Perform Extractions?
At Alpine Dental, our oral surgeons are skilled at fast, affordable tooth extractions. Some of the more common reasons we do tooth extractions are:
When some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in
When baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow permanent teeth to come in
When people need more room in the mouth for other teeth to move into place
When teeth need removed for dental implants or dentures
Does Alpine Dental Perform Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Alpine Dental oral surgeons frequently perform wisdom teeth extractions. Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in. They commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decayed, cause pain or have a cyst or infection. Wisdom teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. This can irritate the gum, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed. If all four wisdom teeth need removed, they are usually taken out at the same time.
Does Alpine Dental Perform Bone Grafts?
The oral surgeons at Alpine Dental are experts at performing bone grafts for our patients. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.
We invite you to experience pain-free dentistry in our conveniently located Farmington office.
You’re welcome to set up an appointment by calling us at 801-451-7812.