Oral surgeons are specialists that provide a number of health services that help improve quality of life and general wellbeing. Many times, physicians and dentists refer patients to our practice for specialized treatments such as oral and facial surgeries including tooth extractions, dental implants placement, and bone grafts. Following are some descriptions of our most common procedures.
Dental Implants and All-on-4 Placement
Dental implants are used to replace single teeth or a series of them can be used to replace a full arch of teeth. Placing a dental implant, whether it is a single implant or All-on-4 for total tooth replacement, is an outpatient oral surgery where the implant(s) is embedded into the jawbone. Over time, implants become stabilized by bone and therefore can support prosthetics like dentures and crowns.
A bone graft is a procedure that thickens and widens the jawbone with bone taken from a tissue bank or another part of the body. Bone grafting can be used to correct abnormalities in the jaw to repair damage caused by osteoporosis or bone atrophy. More commonly, however, bone grafts are performed to help increase the success rate of dental implants for those whose jawbone is sparse.
A tooth extraction is a vital procedure when a tooth is damaged and diseased or threatening the health of surrounding oral structures. Our practice commonly extracts wisdom teeth because they are more complex to remove than baby teeth and anterior adult teeth.
Jaw surgery is typically corrective in nature. This procedure may be necessary after a person has endured facial trauma or requires treatment for TMJ disorder or a malocclusion. Jaw surgery can involve rebuilding bone tissue, the TMJ joint, or the positioning of the lower and upper mandible.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
When standard, non-invasive sleep apnea treatments fail to alleviate the side effects and symptoms of this condition, surgery might be necessary. Surgical sleep apnea treatment removes excessive tissue in the throat that blocks the airway during rest.
Our oral surgeons utilize the latest technology and treatment techniques to provide excellent care. Call our team at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates today to reserve an appointment.