From removal of impacted wisdom teeth to extraction of problem teeth, here’s what you need to know about oral surgery.
When you hear “oral surgery,” do you imagine a hospital and the need for general anesthesia? You might be surprised by how many in-office dental procedures are considered oral surgery, including:
Some impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth, may require extraction
Other times, with the combination of oral surgery and orthodontics, impacted teeth can be safely brought into place to create the perfect smile
For orthodontic treatment, to reduce crowding and improve results
Baby teeth that haven’t fallen out (and are blocking permanent teeth from erupting)
Teeth beyond repair from injury or decay
Detection and diagnosis of oral diseases
What About Oral Surgeons?
An oral surgeon performs surgery and related procedures on the mouth, teeth, jaws and face to treat diseases, injuries or defects.
Oral surgeons are specialists who complete at least four years in a hospital-based surgical residency program, following dental school. These specialty residency programs are recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Here at Blue Ridge Orthodontics, our oral surgery team is highly trained to provide appropriate sedation for your comfort and well-being – including all levels of conscious sedation and intravenous sedation, as well as general anesthesia for both adults and children.
What’s the Connection between Orthodontics and Oral Surgery?
Many BRO patients need oral surgery in conjunction with their orthodontic treatment. Removal of erupted or impacted wisdom teeth, impacted canines and other types of tooth extractions are common reasons to need oral surgery.
Our doctors will let you know if oral surgery is recommended for your or your child’s smile.
What Does “Impacted” Mean?
When your dentist or orthodontist says a tooth is impacted, it means that the tooth is somehow trapped and has not been able to erupt through the gums. Wisdom teeth often are impacted because there’s not enough room in your mouth for them, or because they are blocked by the position of other teeth.
Though some impacted teeth pose no problems, an impacted tooth can become infected, develop cavities or cause gum disease. So oral surgery to remove an impacted tooth may be wise for your long-term health, as well as your orthodontic treatment.
Call us at 828-585-6045 to learn more or fill out our online form to schedule your oral surgery consultation. Oral surgery initial consultations are $90.
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Our Hendersonville Road location is our oral surgery center.
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If we haven’t answered all your questions about oral surgery here, just give us a call at 828-585-6045. The BRO team is here to help.