Types of Oral Surgeries: Exploring Common Procedures and Their Benefits

Types of Oral Surgeries Exploring Common Procedures and Their Benefits

Oral surgery encompasses various procedures aimed at diagnosing and treating a wide range of dental and oral health conditions. Understanding the different types of oral surgeries and their benefits can help patients make informed decisions about their oral health care. In this blog post, we will explore common types of oral surgeries and discuss their benefits.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries performed. It involves the removal of a tooth due to severe decay, infection, impaction, or crowding. Extracting a problematic tooth can alleviate pain, prevent the spread of infection, and create space for orthodontic treatment or prosthetic replacement.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a common oral surgery performed to save a severely infected or damaged tooth. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and sealing them to prevent further infection. Root canal treatment can alleviate severe toothache, preserve the natural tooth, and prevent the need for extraction. It allows patients to retain their natural smile and maintain proper oral function.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option that involves surgically placing an artificial tooth root into the jawbone. This procedure provides a stable foundation for a dental crown or bridge. Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including improved chewing and speaking ability, enhanced aesthetics, and preservation of bone structure.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often require removal due to impaction, insufficient space, or misalignment. Wisdom tooth extraction is a preventive measure that helps avoid complications such as pain, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and overcrowding. Removing impacted wisdom teeth can prevent future oral health issues and preserve overall oral function.

Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)

Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct significant jaw misalignment or skeletal discrepancies that impact the bite, speech, or facial aesthetics. This surgical procedure involves repositioning the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both to achieve proper alignment. Jaw surgery can improve oral function, alleviate TMJ disorders, enhance facial symmetry, and enhance the overall balance of the facial profile.

Gum Surgery (Periodontal Surgery)

Periodontal surgery is performed to address advanced gum disease or correct cosmetic gum concerns. Common periodontal surgeries include gum grafting, pocket reduction surgery, and crown lengthening. These procedures can help restore gum health, prevent further gum and bone loss, and enhance the appearance of the smile.

Restoring and Protecting Your Oral Health

Understanding the different types of oral surgeries and their benefits can help patients make informed decisions about their oral health care. Whether it’s tooth extraction, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, or gum surgery, each procedure serves a specific purpose in addressing various dental and oral health conditions. If you require oral surgery, consult with a qualified oral surgeon who can assess your specific needs, provide personalized recommendations, and guide you through the treatment process.

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Dr. Michael Shramban

Dr. Michael Shramban received his DDS from New York University in 2004 Seeking to combine his artistic talents and passion for dentistry, Dr. Shramban focused his training in aesthetic dentistry. He was selected into NYU's exclusive aesthetic honors club, an extensive training program devoted to the mastery of the latest techniques and innovations in aesthetic dentistry. He received numerous awards; including NYU's annual cosmetic achievement award sponsored by (AAED) The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry as well as (AACD) American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry annual national award for excellence in cosmetic dentistry.Furthermore, Dr. Shramban has extensive training in the diagnosis and placement of dental implants as a graduate of the NY state maxi course. Dr. Shramban is a member of the American academy of cosmetic dentistry, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and Ontario Dental Association. Ask anyone in the office and they’ll all agree that Dr. Shramban is caring and funny, but most importantly, he listens to patients intently, allowing them to be an integral part of their treatment plan decisions.



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