Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry that encompasses surgical procedures performed to address various dental and oral health conditions. Oral surgery procedures are aimed at diagnosing, treating, and preventing oral and maxillofacial conditions and improving overall oral health and function.
At General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa, the oral surgery procedures our Dentist in Tampa, FL perform include tooth extractions, dental implant placement, corrective jaw surgery, treatment of oral infections or cysts, bone grafting, and more. Our skilled dentists have extensive training and experience in surgical techniques and oral anatomy.
While oral surgery may sound intimidating, addressing complex dental issues that cannot be resolved through less invasive treatments is often necessary. Thanks to technological advancements, techniques, and anesthesia, oral surgery has become more comfortable, efficient, and safe for patients.
Tooth extractions may be necessary for various reasons, including severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, or orthodontic treatments. Our dentists skillfully remove the affected tooth, ensuring minimal discomfort and promoting proper healing.
Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. During this surgical procedure, our dentists place a small titanium post into the jawbone that will act as an artificial tooth root onto which a custom-made prosthetic tooth is securely attached. Dental implants offer natural-looking and long-lasting results, restoring oral function and aesthetics.
Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct structural abnormalities of the jaw that affect bite alignment, speech, and facial appearance. Our dentists may collaborate with other specialists to plan and perform the necessary surgical procedures, improving function and facial harmony.
Restored Oral Function
Oral surgery procedures can help restore oral function, allowing you to chew, speak, and swallow properly. Tooth extractions, dental implants, and corrective jaw surgery can address structural abnormalities, missing teeth, or misaligned jaws that hinder normal oral function. By resolving these issues, oral surgery enables you to enjoy a more comfortable and functional bite, improving your ability to eat, speak, and perform daily activities.
Many dental conditions, such as impacted wisdom teeth, severe tooth decay, or oral infections, can cause significant pain and discomfort. Oral surgery procedures such as tooth extractions or removing infected tissue can alleviate the discomfort associated with these conditions. By eliminating the source of pain and addressing the underlying issue, oral surgery provides relief and improves your overall quality of life.
Oral surgery can have a transformative effect on your smile and facial appearance. Dental implants, for example, replace missing teeth with natural-looking prosthetics that blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth. By addressing structural abnormalities and restoring a harmonious facial profile, oral surgery can boost your self-confidence and improve your smile's appearance.
Our dentists are skilled and experienced in performing a wide range of oral surgery procedures and can ensure your comfort and the best outcomes. To learn more about our oral surgery procedures, visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of Tampa at 5010 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624, or call (813) 960-5869, or visit General and Cosmetic Dentistry of South Tampa at 3112 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, or call (813) 874-5869.