The thought of having surgery scares most people, and for good reason sometimes. Surgeries can be lengthy and complicated, but most oral surgeries are actually fairly straightforward. If you choose a good Annapolis oral surgeon, there’s no reason to worry about an oral surgery. You’ll know that you’re in good hands. There are a few types of oral surgery that are commonly performed – it may surprise you that some of these are actually considered to be oral surgery. If a dentist recommends that you need any of the following procedures, you should do research to find the best Annapolis dentist for the job.
What are the Most Common Oral Surgeries?
- Tooth Removal – Did you know that all types of extractions are considered to be oral surgery? It’s not just wisdom teeth extraction (which you’re usually knocked out for). Regular every day extractions are also oral surgery procedures. Impacted wisdom teeth are the number one reason that dentists perform oral surgery. They can be painful and impede the health of the rest of your teeth, giving you a crooked smile and a crowded mouth.
- Dental Implants – If you’ve had a tooth removed, or lost one, dental implants can help you get your smile back. They also function like your normal teeth so instead of having a removable, potentially uncomfortable bridge, you’ll have teeth that look and feel like your natural teeth. There isn’t a long recovery following dental implants (usually about a week) and the procedure is a simple one. We’re confident in our Implants at Annapolis Dental Care.
- Root Canals – Though not surgery in the classic context of “cut open and fix/remove,” root canals are still considered oral surgery. We do remove the pulp from an infected tooth and we do our best to restore your tooth to health, using a strong filling to help your tooth regain some strength that it lost from being infected. Root canals are usually a one visit treatment process and they may not be as painful as you expect. We explain more about the root canal process in this blog.
Oral Surgery from Your Annapolis Family Dentist
Though oral surgery means less pain for you in the long run, we know the short-term experience can be unpleasant. That’s why we’ve taken several steps to make procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions and the wisdom teeth removals as comfortable for you as possible. We’ve got the expertise and tools to perform your oral surgery with minimal pain and difficulty for you. To schedule your appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! We look forward to getting to know your family and improving your oral health care!