Oral surgery is a broad term that covers many different procedures you may need. At our oral surgery center in Chesterfield, Michigan, we offer a wide range of services to restore your smile and improve your oral health. Before you come in for oral surgery, we will assess your smile needs to determine which procedure is right for you. Here is a look at some of the most common types of oral surgery in Michigan and what you can expect from each of them.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal involves the extraction of wisdom teeth, either before they grow in or after they become permanent teeth in your mouth. Some forms of wisdom teeth removal are preventative – designed to avoid overcrowding in the mouth once the teeth grown in. Other forms of wisdom teeth oral surgery are reactive, like removing wisdom teeth that are infected or impacted.
Emergency Oral Surgery
As the name implies, emergency oral surgery happens in the event of an emergency. If you are in a car accident or incur a sports injury, you may need emergency surgery to fix a broken, cracked, or missing tooth. Not all dental emergencies require instant surgery. In some cases, you may be able to use cosmetic dentistry like dental bonding to repair a crack or chip. Give us a call at (586) 949-5363 in your next dental emergency, and we will assess your oral health needs.
Reconstructive Oral Surgery
If you lose or break a permanent tooth, you may need reconstructive oral surgery reshape your smile. Reconstructive surgery is often a combination of cosmetic surgery, teeth extractions, and teeth replacements. For instance, if you have a broken tooth in the back of your smile, you may need a tooth extraction to remove the tooth and make room for a custom crown. You may also need a dental implant to anchor your crown into place. We will discuss all of these options with you during your surgery consultation.
Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry, but they are still considered an oral surgery in many cases. With porcelain veneers, your oral surgeon in Michigan will shave off a tiny amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make room for the veneers. The veneers are then adhered to the teeth to reshape and brighten your smile. This process may eliminate the need for orthodontics in some patients if the adjustments are minor enough for the veneers to cover on their own.
If you are in need of oral surgery in Michigan, contact Clinton Dental Center today to schedule your complementary consultation.