Have you been feeling pain in your teeth? Is your jaw aching, and you can’t quite understand why? It’s time for you to consult an oral surgeon. An oral surgeon is a dental health professional who specializes in Oral surgery. Also known as maxillofacial surgery, it involves basic or complex procedures relating to the teeth, jaws, and face.
Dr. Celso Seretti from Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry in Houston, Texas, performs a host of oral surgeries to help ease facial pain, the tension in the jaws and enables you to smile again.
Types of Oral Surgeries
Let’s take a look at the different types of oral surgeries Dr. Seretti can perform:
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth for several reasons. A tooth can experience general wear and tear, breakage, or decay, and an extraction is often the only procedure that can help alleviate the pain.
During the surgery, Dr. Seretti will numb your jaws and clean up the tooth socket, and pave the way for further treatment.
Impacted tooth refers to the eruption of wisdom teeth in the back of your mouth. Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth tend to appear during a person’s adolescence. These teeth tend to push against existing molars and overcrowd the mouth, leading to persistent pain and discomfort.
When this happens, Dr. Seretti may recommend and perform a wisdom teeth removal surgery to solve the issue.
Dental implant surgery involves placing titanium poles on your jaw to replace broken teeth and support one or many prostheses like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Dr. Seretti will drill into your jaw, place the implant, and let it integrate with your jaw bone over several months before commencing further procedures.
- Procedures to Resolve Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that prevents you from breathing at night and leads to interrupted sleep. Dr. Seretti may recommend oral surgery if it can resolve breathing problems by extending your tongue, removing soft tissue from the throat and soft palate, and offer soft palate advancement.
Every year, a small percentage of children are born with cleft palates which can hinder their speech and prevent them from functioning better. A cleft lip surgery helps restore the appearance of the lip and lets children continue with their development.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Houston, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Seretti. Please call us at (281) 486-9440 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.