Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure we perform in and around your jaw and mouth. These surgeries may be of many types, such as root canal, teeth removal, treating sleep apnea, or inserting an implant. Before performing any surgery, we will check your dental health with an X-ray or visual examination.
Types of Oral Surgery
- Root Canal
A root canal therapy is performed in case of a severe infection or decay in your tooth pulp. This procedure saves your teeth from extraction and the nearby teeth from the spread of infection. Before the procedure, we administer anesthesia so that you don’t feel pain or discomfort. After removing the infection or decay, we close the area with a dental crown or filling.
- Tooth Extraction
When your tooth decay is so severe that even a root canal cannot save it, we perform a tooth extraction. The procedure is also carried out in case of accident, injury, or wear-and-tear to your teeth. You will receive a numbing agent to make the procedure painless. We will extract your teeth, clean the socket, and place the suture to facilitate healing.
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth usually emerge improperly, leading to pain and swelling. They also crowd your nearby teeth that may create further dental issues.
Wisdom teeth removal includes light sedation. After your tooth extraction, you may have to wait for a few days to heal properly.
- Dental Implants
Earlier, only dentures were available as a restorative option for your missing teeth. But today, implants are looked upon as a better alternative. Dental implants are titanium studs that we place into your jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. When it fuses properly into your bone, it forms an anchor for your artificial teeth or dental crown.
We perform dental implants if you have a healthy jawbone. When you do not have enough jawbone to hold them in place, we will perform a bone grafting surgery, followed by implants.
- Bone Grafting
We perform this surgical procedure when you do not have sufficient jawbone tissue. It may be because of many reasons – falling of your teeth, missing teeth, or any other dental condition. We also perform this surgery before implants. Under the surgery, we take some bone from the remaining parts of your body. We also use a synthetic bone and fuse it with your existing jawbone.
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery restores many minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities such as misaligned jaws. The procedure improves your ability to breathe, speak, and eat properly.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Zane Dental, Brooklyn Park, MN, call (763) 561-1200 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Brooklyn Park MN at 7340 Zane Ave N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.