Lawrenceville Oral Surgery
What you need to know about oral surgery procedures
Oral surgery can make a huge difference in your life. The right oral surgery procedure can enhance how you look and how you feel. Dr. Nurani at Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA wants to help you learn how it can help you. The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period. However, the experience of having oral surgery is usually very different from that. Oral surgery is often performed in a dental office setting, under local anesthesia, with minimal recovery time. Oral Surgery can range from routine procedures such as tooth extractions and implant placement to more complex jaw realignment surgeries and emergency care for facial trauma.
Oral surgery procedures may be performed to relieve pain, treat an infection or trauma, restore function or improve a person's appearance. These are just a couple of the oral surgery services Gwinnett Denture Center offers:
Tooth extractions: you may need your wisdom teeth (third molars) removed because you don’t have room for them, or they are buried in bone and will never erupt. You may also need teeth removed for orthodontic work, or if a tooth is severely decayed and can’t be restored. You may also have periodontal disease and have lost too much bone around a tooth for the tooth to be saved.
Dental implant placement: you may need a simple surgery to place a titanium screw, called an implant, in your jaw. Your bone fuses to the implant and after a healing period, the implant is capped with a porcelain crown. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or support a dental appliance.
What to Expect
Before your oral surgery is performed, x-rays will often be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. A step-by-step explanation of the procedure along with your anesthesia options will be discussed, and you should feel free to ask any questions you have. Your recovery experience will depend on what procedure you are having as well as your general state of health. It's always important to let your healthcare providers know what medications you are taking (both prescription and over-the-counter), any chronic health conditions you have, and whether you smoke. This will help ensure your safety and comfort — always the paramount concerns.
Are you in need of Oral Surgery?
Call Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA at (678) 869-5400 today!