Oral surgery can be a daunting concept for many patients, but it is often necessary for proper dental care. Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around the mouth and jaw area. It can be used to address a wide variety of issues, from tooth extraction to reconstructive surgery.
The most common type of oral surgery performed is tooth extraction. This is typically done when a tooth is severely decayed, broken, or impacted, and cannot be saved through other means such as a root canal. Another common type of oral surgery is wisdom teeth removal. This is done to prevent overcrowding or infection, as wisdom teeth often cause problems when they erupt.
Other types of oral surgery include dental implant placement, jaw surgery, and bone grafting. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth, while jaw surgery is often done to correct misaligned jaws or other structural issues. Bone grafting is a procedure that is used to replace lost bone in the jaw, often due to injury or periodontal disease.
When it comes to comprehensive patient care during oral surgery, there are several important considerations. First and foremost is patient comfort. Oral surgery can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience, so it is important to take steps to minimize pain and discomfort. This may involve the use of local anesthesia or conscious sedation, which can help patients relax and feel more comfortable during the procedure.
Overall, oral surgery is an important aspect of dental care that can help address a wide variety of issues. With comprehensive patient care and comfort as a top priority, our team at South Kitchener Dentistry will ensure that our patients receive the best possible care during these procedures.