If a tooth is fractured, cracked or extensively decayed it may be necessary to remove it. Likewise, a tooth that is associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease should be removed, as well as teeth that are poorly positioned or non-functional.
Dental Surgery includes extractions (removing broken or infected teeth, including wisdom teeth), reshaping the jaw bone, grafting the jaw bone, as well as periodontal surgery (around infected teeth). These conditions are typically the most common, however, Dental Surgery can include any type of dental procedure.
Other Dental Surgeries
Endodontic (gum) treatment can also sometimes require dental surgery. Orthognathic dental surgery involves extractions and jaw bone reshaping and re-positioning. Periodontal dental surgery, which is also called gum surgery, is used to manage and treat bone and gum disease.
Although there are many conditions that can lead to Dental Surgery, it is not always necessary. There are many non-surgical options that still promote healthy teeth. At Buhite & Buhite, DDS, we can help you determine what the best solution is for you. Contact us to learn more about dental surgery and whether it is the right option for you.