Oral Surgery Effingham IL includes a number of surgical procedures that are performed on the mouth and jaw. Generally, the patient is placed under a general anesthetic or local anesthetic and the procedures are performed by a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Some of the most commonly performed procedures include tooth extraction, dental implants and jaw correction.
Oral surgery is the most common type of tooth extraction procedure. Patient’s who have a partially erupted or impacted wisdom tooth, teeth that are severely damaged as a result of tooth decay, trauma or a fracture and primary teeth that have not fallen out are all common reasons why a person would need to have a tooth extraction procedure completed. For any of these procedures, the patient would first receive a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic before having the tooth surgically removed by the surgeon. Additionally, some patients may also need to have a tooth extraction performed for some orthodontic treatments that require tooth removal.
Dental implants are one of the most common Oral Surgery Effingham IL procedures for patients that are looking to replace missing teeth or make an existing denture more secure. Dental implants are natural and comfortable making them a top choice. These procedures can be performed by an oral surgeon or a dentist who will install the dental implant using one of many techniques. Similar to tooth extraction, patients receive a anesthetic for comfort before the procedure begins. After the procedure there is very little recovery time and the average person is allowed to engage within their regular lifestyle and eating habits in only one week.
Jaw correction, technically called orthognathic surgery, is likely the least talked about procedure when it comes to oral surgery. An individual whose jaw is incorrectly place causing their face to look un-proportioned would be a candidate for this procedure. An individual who grinds or clenches their teeth that has resulted in severe tooth wear, as well as an individual who has suffered major or minor trauma to their jaw area would also be considered a candidate. There are a number of reasons why a patient might need this procedure performed, however, only a dental professional can make a diagnosis.