Dental surgery is any operation done on the gums, teeth, jaw, or other oral structures. A patient will normally undergo oral surgery if other dentistry procedures can’t resolve the patient’s dental issue. A specialized dentist called an oral surgeon performs oral surgery procedures.
Your dentist may recommend you undergo oral surgery due to several issues. Some cases that warrant dental surgery include a severely broken tooth, sleep apnea, jaw bone loss, severe tooth decay, sinus augmentation, oral cancer, or bone and gum grafting. A dental surgery procedure will help address the aesthetic and functional aspects of oral structures to deliver life-changing results.
If you qualify for oral surgery, you can have various procedures depending on your condition. Here are four types of oral surgery procedures you can undergo.