Modern techniques have made oral surgeries more calm and comfortable. At North Alabama Smiles, we perform oral surgical procedures like tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, jaw corrective surgery, sleep apnea treatments, and others to correct particular oral issues.
- Tooth Extractions
Tooth extraction is performed when a tooth is beyond repair. A simple extraction is where the area is numbed and the whole tooth is carefully pulled from its socket. But if the tooth cannot be reached, surgical tooth extraction is performed. This involves making an incision into the patient's gums so the tooth can be reached and extracted. Local or general anesthesia is needed to perform a tooth extraction to keep the patient from experiencing pain. The common reasons for tooth extraction include severe tooth decay, damage, or infection.
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
This surgery entails the removal of the wisdom teeth in the back corners of your mouth. When wisdom teeth do not have sufficient room to emerge correctly, they can become impacted and cause pain, oral infections, or other dental problems. We often recommend wisdom tooth extraction as a preventive measure even if they do not cause discomfort. The wisdom teeth are removed through surgical incisions, and the extraction site is sutured to promote healing.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery addresses jaw misalignments to restore normal breathing, chewing, and speaking. This surgery realigns and reconstructs the jawbone to improve its functionality. Corrective jaw surgery also corrects dysfunction and bite problems caused by facial trauma, automobile accidents, or congenital disabilities.
This surgery can make the jawline of patients more balanced and functional. Jaw surgery can also effectively treat temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.
- Bone Grafting
This procedure is performed when a patient has deficient jaw bone mass. The jawbone loss can be from a missing tooth or an oral condition that destroys jawbone tissue. Bone grafting is usually performed when a patient wants dental implants but lacks the bone mass needed to hold the prosthetic in place.
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person's airway gets blocked during sleep. This leads to disturbances to their sleep cycle as their body wakes them up to restore proper breathing. Oral surgery eliminates excess soft tissues that may be blocking a patient's airways.
If you need an oral surgery procedure, visit North Alabama Smiles at 55 Golf view Dr NE #5467, Arab, AL 35016. You can also reach us at (256) 586-8100 and schedule an appointment.