Oral surgery provides a safe and minimally invasive treatment option for issues like impacted wisdom teeth and infected tooth pulp. At Advance Dental, with two locations in Houston, Texas, general dentist Bryan Chu, DDS, and his team regularly perform oral surgery in-house. Using advanced techniques and anesthesia, the process is quick, effective, and pain-free. To see if you’re a candidate for oral surgery, call the nearest office or book online today.
Oral surgery refers to operative procedures involving your teeth, gums, or jaw. Most oral issues, like cavities and gum disease, respond to conservative treatments, like fillings and improved dental hygiene. However, some conditions require more precise intervention.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or a broken tooth, the team at Advance Dental might recommend surgery.
At Advance Dental, the team performs several types of oral surgery, including:
Root canal therapy is a type of oral surgery that removes the pulp from the center of a tooth. The tooth pulp contains nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. Removing the infected or inflamed pulp preserves your natural tooth, preventing the need for an extraction.
Wisdom teeth (or the third molars) break through your gumline after all of your other teeth. Unfortunately, that means they’re also more likely to become impacted (or stuck under) your surrounding teeth or bone.
Wisdom teeth removal uses special tools to extract impacted wisdom teeth from their sockets.
At Advance Dental, the team places dental implants with the Yomi® Robotic System by Neocis. The Yomi Robotic System increases placement accuracy, reducing the risk of infection and implant failure.
These are just some of the oral surgery options available at Advance Dental. The team will explain the best option for you during your consultation.
Before recommending oral surgery, your Advance Dental provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes digital X-rays with the i-CAT™ cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system.
During the visit, please let your provider know about any medications or supplements you take. You should also alert them to any underlying medical issues, like high blood pressure or kidney disease. These conditions won’t prevent you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so it’s important the team is aware.
After oral surgery, you should rest for at least 24 hours. When the anesthetic wears off, you may have some swelling, bleeding, and increased sensitivity. Take your medication as prescribed, drink plenty of water, and avoid strenuous exercise.
It takes several weeks for your mouth to fully heal. During that time, the team might ask you to eat soft foods, like soup, mash potatoes, or yogurt. You might also need to visit the office a week or two after the procedure to ensure there’s no risk of infection.
Call the nearest Advance Dental office to request an oral surgery consultation or book online today.