Discomfort from misaligned or damaged teeth can significantly impact your daily life. If you’re tired of dealing with the adverse effects of your oral health issues, dental surgery may be the answer. At Mai Dentistry, our dentists have the skill and experience necessary to successfully execute various oral surgical procedures for residents living in St. Petersburg, FL. In addition, our staff educates patients on different options to help them make an informed choice.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery involves any invasive procedures performed on the structures within your mouth. While dentists can execute some services, like a dental extraction, your dentist may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgery for more complex procedures.
Services typically considered as oral surgery include:
- Bone grafting
- Dental implants
- Root canal repair such as apicoectomy
- Gum tissue augmentation
- Tooth extraction
- Jaw bone augmentation
- Gum, soft tissue, or jaw bone pathology removals
Should I Have A Procedure?
If you’ve been struggling with issues like impacted wisdom teeth or advanced dental decay, oral surgery may become necessary. Our Mai Dentistry staff provides patients with detailed information on what’s involved in performing various surgical procedures. That way, you have the information required to decide if you want to move forward.
Common reasons for people to seek out the help of an oral surgeon include:
- Facial pain or issues with TMJ
- Need for reconstructive surgery
- Jaw alignment problems
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Cancer in the face, neck, or jaw
What Does Oral Surgery Involve?
The first step in any oral surgical procedure is making an appointment at Mai Dentistry for a complete dental evaluation. During that visit, our dentist goes over your entire dental history. In addition, they may take x-rays to gain more insight into your dental problems. After coming up with oral surgery options to address your issues, our dentist will either treat you in the office or refer you to an oral surgery capable of providing you with any necessary services.
Mai Dentistry coordinates care with your oral surgeon. We do that to ensure that your doctor always has access to the information necessary to guide the development of your treatment plan. That way, Mai Dentistry can keep track of your progress to ensure that you receive the best care from your oral surgeon.
Look Into Oral Surgery Today
Let Mai Dentistry help you achieve the best dental outcome. Call us today at 727-800-0022 to arrange an oral surgery consultation.