Did you know the variety of procedures done by oral surgeons?
Oral health means so much more than just healthy teeth. It means being free of conditions like a cleft lip and palate, oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, tissue lesions, and many other disorders that can affect the oral tissues.
We take these tissues for granted, but their functions represent the essence of our humanity! They let us speak and smile, smell and taste, kiss and laugh. We express our feelings through facial expressions. And, they protect us from infection from microbial agents.
Oral surgery can take a variety of forms. Many are for your teeth, of course(learn about 5 tooth repair procedures), and others have to do with other oral disorders. Here are the most common reasons to look for affordable oral surgery:
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth
These little mischief-makers develop last of all, usually when a person is in his or her 20’s. Most people have at least a few wisdom teeth that fail to erupt or aren’t properly aligned, causing impacting between the gums and jaw. Nature isn’t working with you; she’s working against you. It’s our job as surgeons to remove the offending molars.
- Dental Implants
People don’t always think of dental implants as an oral surgery when in fact it is. This procedure requires several steps and multiple visits. First, the surgeon implants the metal post into the jawbone, which fuses with the gum tissue and bone to become an anchor for the future tooth (or crown). This is a great option for people looking for a long-term treatment option to tooth loss. Currently, 3 million people get implants every year in the US, and that number has been growing by about 500,000 each year.
If we detect a lesion in your mouth that appears suspect, we will perform a biopsy to rule out oral cancer. The biopsy involves removing a small piece of tissue to be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Early identification of oral cancer, or other problems a biopsy may reveal, is instrumental to the ability to treat it.
- Reconstructive Surgery
This is a more in depth form of surgery which is necessary when you get injured and knock out your teeth or have severe facial injuries. Reconstructive surgery has broad scope and can include replacement of missing/damaged teeth, correct jaw alignment issues, and treat gum and jaw damage. After this surgery you will be well on your way to being able to eat, smile, and talk, problem-free again.
Does affordable oral surgery exist?
Yes, it does! Though prices vary, the most affordable you can get in the dental industry will be at a dental school. Count on us at Penn Dental Medicine to provide the lowest prices for affordable oral surgery. Learn about what to expect on your first visit and call for your appointment at 215-898-8965.
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