If you need to undergo oral surgery in ENFIELD, CT, you may feel quite nervous. Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most well-known types of oral surgery, but patients at ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL undergo oral surgery for several reasons. They may need surgery to repair damage from an injury or to help with sleep apnea.
Most patients in ENFIELD, CT are referred to our dentists by their family dentists. The patient may be experiencing an impacted tooth that is causing them pain, or they may require a dental implant. At times, if oral cancer is suspected, patients will undergo a biopsy to run tests. As stated earlier, patients suffering from sleep apnea may also benefit from a visit to an oral surgeon.
The third set of molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent adult teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth. They normally appear in the late teenage years through the early twenties. For some, the wisdom teeth may erupt with no problems, but others may have issues.
If the wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow, they can become impacted, causing great pain.
An impacted tooth may begin to grow diagonally or at a right angle to the other teeth.
A partially erupted wisdom tooth may be susceptible to decay and other debris being trapped behind it.
When your gums are too small to accommodate these teeth, it may cause swelling and discomfort to occur. This may eventually lead to periodontal disease if left untreated.
In cases like these, surgery is the best option.
Our dentists will begin by administering sedation along with a local anesthetic to decrease any discomfort felt by the procedure. An incision in the gum tissue is made, along with a small opening in the bone covering the impacted tooth. The tooth is cut into smaller pieces and removed through the opening. The incision in the gum tissue is closed and sutured back into place.
Please give our dentists in ENFIELD, CT a call to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.