From removal of impacted wisdom teeth to extraction of problem teeth, here’s what you need to know about the affordable dental surgery we offer in Asheville.
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 fall under the umbrella of oral surgery, including:
Some impacted teeth, like wisdom teeth, may require extraction
Other times, with the combination of dental 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 team of oral surgeons are highly trained to provide the most comfortable experience for our patients in Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard.
There’s no need to worry about pain during the procedure as our oral surgeons will provide the appropriate sedation for your comfort and well-being. If you come to our office in Asheville for your procedure, we offer a variety of options to meet our patients’ specific needs, including all levels of conscious sedation and intravenous sedation, as well as general anesthesia for both adults and children.
What’s the Link 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.
Contact Blue Ridge Orthodontics Today!
Call us at 828-585-6045 to learn more or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon in Asheville. The initial consultation will only cost you $90. Compared to a lifetime of issues due poor oral health, this is an incredible value.
We look forward to meeting you!
Our Hendersonville Road location is our oral surgery center.
Ready to Meet Our Oral Surgeon in Asheville?
Make an appointment today for your initial consultation at our office. Oral surgery consultations cost $90. We look forward to meeting you!
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.