Oral Surgery Waynesboro VA
If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, facial pain or jaw then oral surgery may be what you need in Waynesboro. If you've been in an accident and have facial injuries or want reconstructive and dental implants or have a tumor or cyst in your jaw then an oral surgeon can help you. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the oral surgeons in Waynesboro, VA listed below.
If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, facial pain or jaw then oral surgery may be what you need. If you've been in an accident and have facial injuries or want reconstructive and dental implants or have a tumor or cyst in your jaw then an oral surgeon can help you.
Oral surgery is a practice of dentistry that not only diagnosis, but treats diseases and includes surgery for injuries, defects, or ongoing problems with the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaw and neck.
Some conditions that require oral surgery
Your wisdom teeth eventually will need to come out because they can sometimes protrude from the gum line and your jaw isn't always large enough to accommodate them. In most cases these teeth break through the surface of the gum and they aren't in proper alignment or they don't come through at all and in some cased they become impacted. Most dentists will recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed so that they don't become impacted and damage other teeth or bone or forms a cyst or tumor that will destroy parts of your jaw.
Another condition that requires surgery is dental implants. You don't want to walk around with a missing tooth, especially if it's a front tooth and implants are an alternative to dentures.
Implants are surgically anchored to the jawbone they are more permanent then dentures.
Jaw related problems that may require surgery are unequal jaw growth where the upper and lower jaw hasn't grown properly. This impairs speech, chewing, swallowing and in some cases even breathing. Oral surgery can also correct abnormalities of the jaw for first time denture wearers. And if you experience TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) where the small joint in front of your ear where the skull and lower jaw meet is dysfunctional causing headaches and facial pain, joint surgery can help if you are experiencing a more advanced case.
Other conditions treated by an oral surgeon• Repair of facial injuries
• Removing lesions
• Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
• Facial infections
• Severe cases of snoring
• Sleep apnea
• Oral Cancer
• Facial cosmetic surgery