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Three Important Reasons Why You Might Need To See an Oral Surgeon

Posted on 1/24/2022 by Office
Three Important Reasons Why You Might Need To See an Oral Surgeon Oral-related problems are easier to solve the sooner we treat them, but most of them present themselves without pain or noticeable consequences until later on. This causes most people to ignore them. Sleep apnea, as well as impacted or missing teeth, are some of the most common problems that we need to solve through oral surgery. Below, we will dive into each of them, and explain why you may need to visit our oral surgeons.

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Removal

Most people do not have issues with their wisdom teeth and do not need to have them removed. However, if your third molars become impacted or trapped, you may need to undergo oral surgery to extract them. Impacted wisdom teeth can make it difficult for you to eat well, cause irritation and pain, and even lead to gum disease in certain cases.

Treating Your Sleep Apnea

Oral surgery is the best response to severe cases of sleep apnea. This is a serious disorder that hinders our breathing capabilities, often responsible for nights without rest and the wide range of consequences that come as a result. Through surgery, we are able to remove the excess tissue from the back of your throat, clearing the airway to allow you to breathe with ease and sleep without trouble. Treating your sleep apnea also improves your speech.

Replacing Missing Tooth

If you are having a missing tooth, it is important to have it replaced to avoid teeth misaligning, bacterial infections, and jawbone resorption. We can replace teeth using dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are strong enough to imitate the root of a tooth. With a crown placed on top, these replacements feel and look like your natural teeth.

Oral surgery lets us help you restore your quality of life. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the above problems, please contact us today. Our team of oral surgeons will be waiting for you.


Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS

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