The teeth and jaws, and other facial tissues could be treated and operated on by complex oral and maxillofacial surgery. Despite tooth extraction being the most frequently prescribed surgery, many maxillofacial surgeons could also repair cleft palates and obstructive sleep apnea. Various problems can only be relieved by dental surgery. Let us expand on some of them here.
Millions of patients have their teeth extracted for various reasons like accidental trauma and abnormalities. When a tooth breaks or becomes infected, it must be extracted by a trained oral surgeon. A numbing medication will be administered to make the treatment as painless as possible. The tooth will be extracted, the socket or cavity in the jaw will be cleaned, and a suture may be placed in the wound to enable it to recover.
When a person loses a single tooth or a group of teeth in a visible position, they frequently opt for a dental implant to replace the natural teeth. Dental implant surgery can be time-consuming and require multiple visits. For each replacement tooth, your surgeon will often implant a post through the gums into the jawbone or two posts for a complete lower or upper plate. For people with weak bone structures, oral surgery for a bone graft may be required to provide enough reinforcement. The dental implant is latched on to the post when these treatments are completed, improving your appearance and restoring appropriate jaw realignment and mastic function.
- Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Some people have trouble breathing when sleeping, resulting in alarmingly hypoxic conditions. Surgery to change the anatomy of the jaw, palate, or upper airway can help persons with sleep apnea in certain situations. A maxillofacial surgeon can perform these procedures with particular services to assist patients with apnea breathing easier and preserve their oxygenation while sleeping.
Our dentist Dr. Davis and his dental experts at West Reno Dental offer complete dentistry services, including complex oral surgeries. For more information and appointments, call us at (775) 323-4054, book online, or visit us at 9680 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno, NV 89523.