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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
August 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Oral Surgery  

A healthy mouth isn't just about checking for cavities--it includes making sure your teeth, gums, replacement teeth, and jawbones are allcosmetic dentistry functioning properly together. Sometimes, surgery is the best way to get complete relief from your problems. Here are a few of the most common reasons you might need oral surgery to support your dental health.

Wisdom teeth: By the time wisdom teeth are ready to come in, you may not have any more room left in your mouth. Wisdom teeth frequently need to be surgically removed if they become impacted (stuck in the gums), or attempt to grow into a space that’s already occupied by other teeth.

Bone grafting: When you’re missing teeth, the bone that once supported them begins to break down. To restore your jaw bones, particularly if you’re trying to prepare for dental implants, bone grafting can help build up the bone tissue in your jaw.

Dental implants: Implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Dental implants replace the tooth root to maintain the health of your jaw bones and provide a sturdy foundation for your cosmetic replacement.

Jaw correction: Jaw surgery can help correct a severe overbite, underbite, or other defects. It can also be a treatment for TMJ disorder, relieving pain or dysfunction in the joints of your jaw.

Tooth extraction: A tooth may need to be removed if it’s too late to save it with a root canal, or if it has been severely damaged by impact. Alternatively, your orthodontist might plan to remove specific teeth to make more room for a straight smile.

Reconstructive surgery: If your teeth and jaw have been damaged by trauma, or if you or your child have a congenital defect such as cleft palate, oral surgery can help restore normal function and appearance to the mouth.

Huntsville Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can help solve many different dental concerns for a healthier smile. For oral surgery in Huntsville, AL, schedule an appointment with S. Clint Hudson, DMD or call (256) 533-1282 today.

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