Advanced Dental Care of Towson provides oral surgery to support your dental health and significantly improve your quality of life. Mehdi Zamani, DDS, and his team of caring experts discuss all your surgical options and how they can optimize your health at the Towson, Maryland, office. Call today to reserve an appointment or schedule online with the convenient booking platform.
Oral surgery is a broad term that can refer to various surgical procedures aimed to improve your dental health and hygiene. Oral surgery can include procedures such as bone grafts, tooth extractions, root canals, and corrective jaw surgery.
You and your dentist will determine if oral surgery is needed. Generally, you may be an excellent candidate for oral surgery if you have:
Your dentist and the specialists supporting your oral health recommend procedures to address your conditions and concerns. If possible, they’ll consider nonsurgical options before recommending more invasive procedures to maximize your comfort.
When determining if oral surgery is right for you, the specialists perform an oral examination and review your medical history. This process may include taking digital X-rays, looking for visual indicators of disease, and removing built-up plaque and tartar with specialized tools.
Not all forms of oral surgery require you to be asleep during the procedure. Many oral surgeries require only local and general anesthesia. If you need a more comprehensive oral surgery, then sedation may be necessary. Moreover, if you feel more comfortable with a heavier type of sedation due to anxiety, your dentist explains all your options.
The length of a surgical procedure varies on the severity of your dental concern and the requirements of the treatment. Simple procedures, like tooth extraction, may only take 30 minutes, whereas complex dental surgeries could take several hours.
Moreover, some procedures, such as implants, may require multiple surgeries, including bone grafting, to effectively remedy a damaged tooth. It may take more time if your concern requires subsequent surgeries.
Oral surgery can significantly improve your oral health and support its total function. It can remove severe infections and restore damaged or missing tissue. Additionally, you may notice improved bite and chewing function once you heal from your surgery.
Learn more about your oral surgery options by calling to schedule an appointment at the Towson, Maryland, office, or booking online through the reservation portal.