Problems Treated by an Oral Surgeon

There are a number of common oral and maxillofacial problems which may require the oral surgeon’s services. If you have recently encountered pain or damage to your mouth or teeth, a consultation with a physician in your region might be helpful. Some of the most common complications include affected teeth, teeth loss or issues with the jaw, such as TMJ disorders and irregular growth of the jaws. With the aid of an skilled dentist, each of these issues can be alleviated, or even completely repaired.Do you want to learn more? Visit Arthur Glosman DDS

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One of the most common issues that most people at some point in time have to deal with has to do with the growth and potential effects of the last set of molars in your mouth. Most of us as adults grow wisdom teeth and many of us underwent painful surgery in our late teens or early 20s. Almost every one of us had lost our wisdom teeth or met someone who had undergone this operation.

An oral surgeon can help make the procedure go smoother and, in the long run, end up less painful. The main reason most wisdom teeth have to be removed is that they get damaged and because of the size of our jaws they don’t mature entirely. The molar may not appear at a suitable angle even though the jaw is the right size and may end up bumping up against the second molars. Almost any dent may be affected and may need an oral surgeon to remove it.

Another problem many dental practitioners are concerned with is the restoration of teeth that have been damaged or lost due to trauma. Dental implants allow you to regain the shape and function of your smile with a more comfortable and much more durable permanent solution than temporary dentures. Good candidates for this type of surgery are young , healthy individuals with good bone density and good oral health and hygiene behaviours.

Finally, there are a variety of congenital or traumatic jaw problems which may benefit from an oral surgeon’s aid. TMJ disorders can be very painful, or they can cause uneven wear and tear on your teeth. Also uneven upper and lower jaws can cause problems with your bite and chewing food. Both of these can be aided by procedures and devices that return the jaw to balance and ensure that you remain pain free.