If you have impacted teeth or need your wisdom teeth removed, you may need oral surgery. Your wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop. If the jaw is not big enough to permit these teeth to emerge from the gum line, then there can be issues. If one or more of these third molars fails to develop in proper alignment or fails to appear through the gum line fully, then they become “impacted” between the jawbone and the gum tissue. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in inflammation, discomfort, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. Moreover, impacted wisdom teeth can produce permanent damage to nearby teeth, gums, and bone and can sometimes lead to the formation of cysts or tumors that can destroy sections of the jaw.
Furthermore, your cuspids and bicuspids can become impacted and can produce the same kinds of predicaments related to impacted wisdom teeth.
Why You Should Consider Oral Surgery
While it may sound scary at first, we assure you that we go to great lengths to make your experience as smooth as possible. By considering oral surgery, you are a step ahead of worse issues, such as permanent damage to your teeth, periodontal disease (gum disease), and issues with your jaw. Take care of your teeth now and save yourself from pain in the future.
Not sure if you need oral surgery? Schedule a dental cleaning and checkup with us! Regular dental visits assist in the preservation of healthy teeth and gums. We suggest getting a cleaning every 6 months. For those who require additional care, dental appointments should be more frequent.
During your initial dental appointment, you’ll be provided with a thorough physical examination to identify any dental issues. During the checkup, the dental team will examine your gums, tongue, bite, eyes, face and jaw movements. The evaluation identifies gum diseases, loose teeth, tooth decay, broken teeth, and damaged fillings. We will also make sure any dental appliances are in good condition.
- Prevent worse problems from forming
- Remove uncomfortable impacted teeth
- Reduce the risk of crowded and shifting teeth
- Improve your overall oral health
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need oral surgery?
Oral surgery is performed on a case by case basis. Because your needs are unique to your smile, we will first provide you with an exhaustive dental exam. Then, we will discuss treatment options with you.
Do you offer anesthetic for oral surgery?
We offer a variety of options to increase your comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. You may only need a local anesthetic. Please feel free to ask us about anesthetic during treatment planning.
Will my insurance cover my oral surgery?
Dental insurance covers most of our services. For a full list of your benefits, contact your insurance provider. For additional questions, feel free to call us!
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We’re conveniently located in Poco Place Mall on the ground floor of the HSBC building. We proudly service patients from Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and other surrounding areas!
Suite 33-2755 Lougheed Hwy.
Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3B5Y9
Call Us: 604-464-4131
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