DENTAL SURGERY: WHEN IS IT NEEDED?


Dr. Hauser on Oral Surgery Procedures

When our primary teeth give way to the permanent ones, we are amazed at their size and most of us think that they will last forever. Sadly, while they have the potential to last for a lifetime, some of them don’t. In cases when a tooth has to be removed, dental surgery is needed.

Dr. Hauser Helps Us Understand Extraction

Tooth extraction is one of the most basic techniques in dental surgery. This is a delicate procedure that should be performed by an experienced dentist, like Dr. Hauser of Lakefront Family Dentistry.

Dr. Hauser is a restorative specialist who offers a wide range of dental services. He tells his patients that this should be performed as a last option. Therefore, all possible options should be considered before extraction can be done, as each tooth plays a vital role in the oral cavity.

Call one of Lakefront Family Dentistry’s patient coordinators today and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Hauser. You can also fill out the make an appt form below today and let us know what day and time works best with your schedule.

Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, at Lakefront Family Dentistry
Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, at Lakefront Family Dentistry

When Is Extraction Required?

There are many factors that are considered before extraction is considered. However, when it has to be done, it must be performed for the good of all the remaining teeth. Here are a few scenarios where this type of oral surgery is required.

Impaction

An impacted tooth can endanger the rest of the teeth in the arch. If a tooth grows at an unnatural angle, it can cause crowding. This tooth may also compete for space and destroy the root of the nearest tooth, which is a common scenario with regard to wisdom tooth impaction.

Crowding

Due to genetics, some people with small jaws may have large teeth, which if one were to imagine, would make it impossible for all the teeth to fit in the jaw. This is the most common factor that leads to impaction.

If orthodontic methods cannot make room for all the teeth in the arch, at least one tooth per quadrant must be sacrificed. It is up to the dentist to decide which tooth has to go. However, please keep in mind that it is usually the wisdom tooth that is removed, as it has short roots and may prove useless during mastication.

Trauma

If the root of the tooth is damaged, it would be impossible to keep it in the arch within endangering the other teeth. This means extraction has to be performed as soon as possible.

Decaying Teeth

While Dr. Hauser will do his best to restore carious dentition, there are times when he must admit defeat. In this case, extraction should be done to remove the rotten tooth which cannot be saved, even by root canal therapy. Please note that the patient may decide to have dental implants later. However, he or she will have to practice better oral hygiene.

The Beauty of Dental Implants

Oral surgery can be used in cosmetic dentistry to restore the oral cavity to its former glory. Dental implants provide patients with the best synthetic alternative because they look and feel like natural teeth.

Each implant is screwed in place and a post is put in to receive a porcelain crown. This procedure is an intricate one, as it requires skill and know-how that only a specialist like Dr. Hauser can have. This is usually done on-site and may require one to two visits.

If you want to know more about the dental surgery treatments that Lakefront Family Dentistry offers, you can schedule a consultation visit online or reach them by calling (951) 244-9495.


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