Oral surgery is often a vital part of good care for the entire mouth to decrease discomfort and improve aesthetics. We will always try to start with a less invasive treatment method, but sometimes the best option is to repair the problem or remove it using more involved techniques. When you choose Unique Orthodontics in California, you can rest assured that you have chosen premier practitioners who have your best health and your best smile at the forefront of their minds. We will always provide the best recommendations for your needs and will always provide follow-up care after your procedure with the oral surgeon so that you can maintain your oral health.
There are several reasons why you may need to visit an oral surgeon. The first and most commonly noted reason is to remove wisdom teeth from your mouth. You may need to have your wisdom teeth pulled if they did not come in all the way, if they are pressing against other nearby teeth or if they are decayed, which often happens because they are hard to reach with a toothbrush. Some people experience discomfort with their wisdom teeth as well when they push into the sensitive roots of a nearby tooth.
You may also need to see an oral surgeon if you have decay that is unable to be treated in another way. Decay is a very real problem, especially for those in California who do not take good care of their teeth at home or who do not have regular dental examinations and cleanings. For some decay, we may be able to save the tooth using an extensive root canal to clean away all of the decay and to cap off the tooth to prevent future cracks or chips. However, other times may require a full extraction of the tooth.
This just scratches the surface when it comes to the various reasons when seeing an oral surgeon may be necessary. At Unique Orthodontics in California, we can help you know whether oral surgery is a good option for you. Contact us today to book an orthodontic appointment at one of our offices in Fresno, Clovis, or Madera.