Warning Signs That Indicate You Might Need Oral Surgery

Here’s a few warning signs that may indicate you might need oral surgery.

At Annapolis Dental Care, we care about the oral health of all our patients. Whether you’re stopping in for a routine checkup, receiving preventive oral health care, or undergoing a procedure, you can rely on our experienced hygienists and Dr. Steckler to ensure your mouth is in tip top shape. Since dental health problems are a considerable root cause of many diseases, including heart disease and a contributing factor to diabetes, it’s essential to ensure oral health practices and have tooth problems addressed when they occur. Here’s a few warning signs that may indicate you might need oral surgery.

You Might Need Oral Surgery After Losing Teeth

Do you have any teeth that are wobbly or loose within your mouth? If so, you might need oral surgery to cosmetically correct this problem. While loose teeth aren’t necessarily problematic, they can interfere with your ability to eat comfortably and drink without having to worry about accidentally swallowing a tooth. Additionally, losing a tooth can affect your self-esteem and ability to smile with confidence. Dr. Steckler can take a look at your tooth and determine your underlying bone density and determine whether you’d be a suitable candidate for a dental implant, dentures, or bridges following the loss of any teeth. 

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

TMJ can contribute to a patient’s need for oral surgery if they experience frequent discomfort, headaches, or persistent facial pain that affects their quality of life. While many patients may experience relief from their TMJ pain through oral medications, splints, or facial exercises — for some patients, relief is only obtained through oral surgery on the specific joint. 

Impacted wisdom Teeth

Impacted teeth can cause a wide range of discomfort that spreads throughout your mouth and can even cause facial pain. If you have impacted teeth and need wisdom tooth removal, you might experience wisdom tooth pain. Or, your impacted teeth can silently exist within your mouth without causing any troublesome issues until you’re informed that they’re impacted. Wisdom tooth removal can eradicate impacted teeth from your mouth before they turn into a bigger oral problem. We also offer relaxation dentistry to patients who have fear surrounding dental procedures and appointments. Contact Annapolis Dental Care today for all of your oral surgery and preventative care needs!


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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