What You Need to Know About Oral Surgery Procedures
Oral surgery can make a huge difference in your life. The right oral surgery procedure can enhance how you look and how you feel. Dr. Craig Little at Summerville Oral Surgery in Summerville, SC wants to help you learn how it can help you.
These are just a few of the oral surgery services Dr. Craig Little offers:
Tooth extractions: you may need your wisdom teeth (third molars) removed because you don’t have room for them, or they are buried in bone and will never erupt. You may also need teeth removed for orthodontic work, or if a tooth is severely decayed and can’t be restored. You may also have periodontal disease and have lost too much bone around a tooth for the tooth to be saved.
Dental implant placement: you may need a simple surgery to place a titanium screw, called an implant, in your jaw. Your bone fuses to the implant and after a healing period, the implant is capped with a porcelain crown. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or support a dental appliance.
Corrective jaw surgery: you may need jaw surgery to correct poor jaw alignment or other structural issues.
Oral tissue biopsy: you may need a biopsy if Dr. Little finds a hard or soft tissue abnormality either by a clinical exam or on an x-ray. Biopsies are often the only way to provide a definitive diagnosis for tissue lesions. Early diagnosis with a biopsy can result in better treatment outcomes for you.
Oral surgery is an important part of complete dental care. For more information on oral surgery procedures, anesthesia, recovery times, and other questions please call the office of Dr. Craig Little at Summerville Oral Surgery in Summerville, SC at (843) 821-7583. Call today and find out more about how oral surgery can help you.