Oral surgery is a broad term. It covers the diagnosis and treatment for different issues that affect the health of your mouth, head, jaw, and neck. Oral surgery is designed to help restore the health of your mouth, the appearance of your smile, and your quality of life. At Platte Valley Dental Care, we can perform a number of different oral surgery procedures to help restore the health of your mouth and give you your life back.
Impacted Wisdom TeethAn impacted tooth is one that cannot properly erupt through the gums. In some cases, it cannot erupt at all. This is a common issue with the wisdom teeth or third molars. There are several reasons why the wisdom teeth might become impacted, including insufficient space, blockages, or the teeth are growing at an angle. When the wisdom teeth are impacted, not only can it cause significant pain, you could also be faced with issues such as overcrowding, adjacent tooth damage, infections, and cysts. The best way to deal with impacted wisdom teeth is to extract or remove them. By removing the wisdom teeth, we can restore the health of your mouth and your quality of life.
Tooth ExtractionsWhen teeth are damaged, they need treatment right away. The ideal solution is to save the teeth, restoring their health and strength while enabling them to remain in their sockets. While this can work in many situations, there are some situations in which the damage is so severe that the teeth cannot be saved. Attempting to do so may only put the affected tooth at risk for further harm. In situations like these, we can extract your damaged teeth and then provide you with a replacement.
Root CanalsA root canal is a procedure that is performed to remove an infection from inside of a tooth. Bacteria can get into a tooth in some different ways, including a crack in the tooth or gum disease. An infection can cause significant pain and can also cause other complications. With a root canal, we remove the infected pulp from the tooth through a small access hole. The canals inside the tooth are shaped and thoroughly cleaned. The space is then filled, and a crown is placed to provide extra protection and strength.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are a modern-day treatment used to replace missing teeth. It is a revolutionary treatment that involves surgically placing small titanium posts into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts in a natural process known as osseointegration. The posts are stabilized within your jaw and can provide secure support for your dental restorations. Dental implants provide several incredible benefits, including comfort, ease of care, and preservation of your jawbone.
Treatment for Facial TraumaFacial trauma covers a wide array of different injuries that affect the soft tissues in and around your mouth, your facial bones, and your teeth. These injuries can occur for many different reasons, including a car accident, a sports injury, or a fall. When facial injuries occur, treatment is needed right away, even if they only seem minor at the time. Without treatment, these injuries could interfere with the normal functioning of your mouth as well as the aesthetics of your face and smile. We can provide you with the treatment you need to restore your oral health, the functioning of your mouth and its various components, and your facial aesthetics.
Oral surgery allows us to restore the health of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Call Platte Valley Dental Care today at (816) 858-2027 for more information and to schedule your consultation.