Tooth surgery is a common occurrence for many who reside in the laid-back, lake-spotted landscape of Winter Haven and the surrounding regions. Usually, getting to the root of serious gum and teeth issues will begin with a patient experiencing some sort of generalized pain or sensitivity in their teeth or soreness in their gum line. After making an appointment to have our dentist take a look, the prognosis will sometimes lead to a patient needing tooth surgery on one or more teeth. The following are a few reasons when oral surgery is considered.
Understanding Oral Surgery on Teeth
When people hear the term tooth surgery, it can sometimes make a person feel a bit nervous. The idea of a doctor extracting teeth or doing other forms of work on the gum’s deep tissue and the jaw bone region of the face may even be what some would consider a cause for concern that will undoubtedly make certain people a little nervous. In general, most oral surgery is relatively routine and easy to perform. It is not like extracting a gallbladder. By comparison, the surgical impact will tend to be far less invasive. So, in most cases, tooth surgery on teeth and gums will tend to cause far less discomfort and require less recovery time than other forms of surgery.
Extractions are Cost-Effective
Since a lot of people in Winter Haven and elsewhere lack the funds to pay for extensive work on their teeth, other considerations need to be made to mitigate costs. In general, this means that quick extractions are typically cheaper than other restorative options. This is particularly true when the alternative is to do nothing and for an infection to move from infected teeth to surrounding tissues. To prevent this from occurring, an extraction tends to be one of the more cost-effective methods to use when the infection is extensive enough to warrant such a course of action.
Additional Reasons for Tooth Surgery
Sometimes a tooth will try to come in, but other teeth (supernumerary teeth) block the underlying tooth’s ability to come in. In such a case, it is necessary to perform tooth surgery on one or more upper teeth to prevent the blockage from allowing the underlying lower teeth from pushing through into place.
These are just a few of the times when it may be necessary to consider tooth surgery at Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry in Champions Gate or Winter Haven. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.