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Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your third molars, more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth,” are the last permanent teeth to erupt and the most likely to become impacted. To reduce the risk of such negative outcomes, many patients prefer to remove their wisdom teeth proactively, even before they develop any symptoms. Learn why it is important to have one of our oral surgeons remove wisdom teeth.
TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. If you have had symptoms like pain or a clicking sound, you’ll be glad to know that these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. These symptoms occur when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication) do not work together in harmony. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used to treat many diseases, defects, and injuries of the mouth and jaws. DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to offer oral surgery in Irving, Mesquite, and Ennis, Texas, at our safe and relaxing office environments. The following are just a few of our oral surgery services:
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Patients may develop jaw defects for a number of reasons. An injury due to facial trauma or infection can cause damage to the jaw bone. Defects may also be a result of flawed developmental processes. For some reasons, the jaw may not develop fully in certain regions, leading to jaw defects. One of our oral maxillofacial surgeons will visually inspect the jaw and use imaging techniques to get a closer view of the involved structures. That data will then inform the oral surgeon’s approach to the procedure.
Like its name suggests, facial reconstruction repairs and replaces damaged parts of the face or areas affected by defects. We often offer these treatments to patients who have suffered from cancer, disease, injury, cleft lip palate, birth defects, etc.
The purpose of facial reconstruction is to restore your face’s health, function, and natural appearance. You will no longer have to suffer from pain and embarrassment when we offer the services that renew, restore, and repair.
Unlike other devices designed to replace missing teeth, dental implants are structurally complete, replicating both the tooth’s root and its crown. This quality gives dental implants an edge over the alternatives for many reasons. A dental implant has stability that would be unmatched by a bridge or denture. The jawbone will absorb in the absence of functional roots, and the implant acts like a root so it preserves the jawbone’s structural integrity. Dental implants also are easier to care for, and they are more functional for chewing and speech. Patients appreciate the convenience of this treatment option, which requires minimal adjustment to their normal routines.