Oral Surgery

At Amara Dental, we effectively treat many conditions — from impacted teeth to tooth loss to jaw problems — using oral surgery techniques.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Often, the arrival of “wisdom teeth” around age 17-25 is far from trouble-free. That’s why extraction (removal) of one or more of these teeth is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year. Having your wisdom teeth extracted can prevent future problems or alleviate a condition you already have.

Usually an in-office procedure, wisdom tooth extraction may be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. It’s quite possible to have the treatment done with only a local anesthetic to prevent pain, but a general anesthetic or conscious sedation may be administered if multiple teeth are being extracted at one time (as is often the case). Once you have been appropriately anesthetized, the gum tissue at the extraction site may need to be opened if the tooth is impacted. The tooth itself will then be gently removed. When the extraction is complete, you may need to have the site sutured (stitched) to aid healing. After the procedure, you will rest for a short time before going home.

Dental Implants

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. No tooth-replacement option gives you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost.

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown that is custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option, implants have a documented success rate of over 95%.

Additional conditions that can be treated through oral surgery:

  • facial trauma
  • pathologic conditions
  • facial pain
  • reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery
  • surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Oral Surgery

At Amara Dental, we effectively treat many conditions — from impacted teeth to tooth loss to jaw problems — using oral surgery techniques.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Often, the arrival of “wisdom teeth” around age 17-25 is far from trouble-free. That’s why extraction (removal) of one or more of these teeth is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year. Having your wisdom teeth extracted can prevent future problems or alleviate a condition you already have.

Usually an in-office procedure, wisdom tooth extraction may be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. It’s quite possible to have the treatment done with only a local anesthetic to prevent pain, but a general anesthetic or conscious sedation may be administered if multiple teeth are being extracted at one time (as is often the case). Once you have been appropriately anesthetized, the gum tissue at the extraction site may need to be opened if the tooth is impacted. The tooth itself will then be gently removed. When the extraction is complete, you may need to have the site sutured (stitched) to aid healing. After the procedure, you will rest for a short time before going home.

Dental Implants

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. No tooth-replacement option gives you a longer-lasting result. Implants also help preserve the tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost.

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown that is custom-made to match your existing natural teeth. Significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option, implants have a documented success rate of over 95%.

Additional conditions that can be treated through oral surgery:

  • facial trauma
  • pathologic conditions
  • facial pain
  • reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery
  • surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

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