Some dental issues require oral surgery. In many cases, you go to see a general dentist, and when they realize you need surgery, they refer you to an endodontist, a periodontist, or another type of surgical specialist. That can become time consuming and potentially expensive.
At Suwanee Center for Family Dentistry, we don’t refer you to a stranger. Instead, we take care of all your oral surgery needs at our clinic.
In some cases, when you need to have a tooth removed, it’s necessary to have an oral surgeon in Suwanee, GA do the work. That’s the case when you have wisdom teeth removed, but it also applies in cases where you have impacted molars, deep root systems, or bits of the tooth that have broken off and are embedded in the gums.
Gum Tissue Graft
A lot of patients have gum issues such as receding gums, and dental surgery can also help with that. In particular, gum tissue graft takes healthy tissue from the roof of your mouth or the connective tissue under your tongue, and it moves that tissue to your gums. That can help cover exposed roots which may be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures or certain foods.
Gum Tissue Biopsies
An oral surgeon can also look over your mouth for abnormal gum tissue. If there are signs of potentially cancerous or benign tumors, the surgeon can remove that tissue and send it to a lab for analysis. That can be a critical part of your oral health care, especially if you are at risk for oral cancer due to genetics or lifestyle factors such as smoking.
Cosmetic Dental Surgery
There are also cosmetic dental surgeries. This specialty can involve surgeries that are only done to improve or change the appearance of your mouth, but it can also involve procedures that improve the aesthetics as well as the health of your smile.
For instance, some people decide to have their teeth recontoured. This involves anything from shaving down pointy teeth to adding veneers to change the shape of teeth. On the other side of the equation, there are procedures such as removing teeth that are crowding. That helps improve the aesthetics of your smile, but from a health perspective, it also reduces the risk of cavities that tend to appear when teeth are overlapping or crowding.
Anesthesia for Oral Surgery in Suwanee
Regardless of the type of oral surgery you need, it’s essential to ensure that you are comfortable. To achieve that goal, we make sure that all of our patients are well informed about their dental choices and their pain medication.
We always give patients local anesthesia such as novocaine, and by request, we can offer you nitrous oxide as well. Known as laughing gas, this is simply administered through a breathing mask, and it helps relax both children and adults. There is also sedation dentistry which is appealing for many patients.
Do you need oral surgery? Do you need a general dentistry checkup? At the Suwanee Center for Family Dentistry, we offer a huge range of dental treatments, and we’re happy to see everyone in your family.