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Tooth extractions are the most common procedure performed by oral surgeons. Besides the extraction of teeth, many other types of surgical procedures may be needed to ensure health and provide a suitable restoration for a healthy dentition. Oral Surgeons, or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are qualified Dentists who have completed an additional 4-6 years of surgical residencies and whose offices are equipped to handle more complex dental cases.
Bone grafting is commonly performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to preserve or augment bone in areas of tooth loss. Bone grafting to the jaws and facial structures may be necessary in a wide variety of scenarios.
When a tooth is lost, both bone and gum tissue compete for the defect space. The gum tissue generates quicker than bone, thus assuming the space. With a membrane placement we can keep the gum tissue from the space, while the bone regenerates.
Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery re-positions misaligned jaws.
Facial reconstruction can be performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This type of surgery is usually thought of being needed by people that have involved in traumatic accidents or fires.
The human skull has several cavities or air spaces called sinuses. When the sinus is enlarged and intrudes on areas where we want to place dental implants, bone or bone growth stimulation material is placed into the sinus.
When deep pockets between teeth and gums (6 millimeters or deeper) are present, it is difficult for a dentist to thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar. Flap surgery is a procedure where the gum flap is lifted away from the tooth.
If a patient has an excess amount of tissue that connects the lower and upper lips to the jaw and gum line, a frenectomy procedure is performed to remove the excess tissue.
Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they are covered with too much gum tissue. Crown lengthening is a procedure to correct this condition.
A gum lift may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.
A frequent periodontal condition is known as gum recession. This means the existing gum tissue has receded up or down the root of the tooth exposing various amounts of the root. There are many different types of recession and hence many different types of gum grafting.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discovered a rich source of adult stem cells in teeth – the stem cells that naturally repair your body. Scientists are directing stem cells so they grow into almost any type of human cell, including heart, brain, nerve, cartilage, bone, liver and insulin producing pancreatic beta cells.
Our office provides smile makeovers to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We also specialize in replacing your missing or failing teeth and provide facial reconstruction to our patients that have suffered facial injury or trauma. Our office is easily accessible and makes it convenient to those living near Folsom to get the care they deserve.
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