Oral Surgery in Newtown, PA
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery includes a number of surgical treatments used to improve the health and function of your smile. In most cases, we strive to provide more conservative, non-invasive treatment before recommending oral surgery in Newtown, Pennsylvania. If oral surgery is the best available option for improving your dental health, you can rest assured that our highly skilled oral surgeons at The Dentists of Newtown are committed to providing successful results and will ensure the highest level of care.
Do I need oral surgery?
Our experienced dentists and oral surgeons will determine whether oral surgery is the best choice for your specific dental needs. Oral surgery may be needed if a more conservative treatment will not effectively improve or restore your dental health. Your oral surgery treatment may include:
- Tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal (for impacted, severely decayed, or seriously infected teeth)
- Facial trauma repair
- Dental implant placement
Tooth extraction can be a relatively simple procedure, but unfortunately, more complicated situations can occur that require surgical intervention. These circumstances occur when the tooth is significantly damaged, when the tooth has curved roots, or when the tooth is a third molar (wisdom tooth) and is fully impacted. Our oral surgeons will carefully separate the tooth into multiple pieces, making its removal from the gums a much smoother process.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth (also known as your third molars) are late arrivals to your smile, only starting to erupt when patients are in their teenage/young adult years. This means that the rest of the patient's permanent teeth are already set in place, leaving only limited space. Because the permanent teeth are already established, the stage is set for a whole host of problems to occur when the wisdom teeth erupt, such as impaction, facial swelling, and/or infection. If our doctors determine that the wisdom teeth are likely to threaten your healthy smile or overall well-being, they may recommend extraction as a worthwhile preventive measure.
A tooth that fails to erupt fully through the gums is referred to as an impacted tooth, and it is vital to treat this condition as soon as possible to avoid a whole host of potentially serious problems, such as cyst formation, infection, and the poor eruption of adjacent teeth. Canines are commonly impacted, requiring our excellent oral surgeons to expose the tooth and assist it in emerging on its own. Orthodontic brackets may be needed at one point or another for additional support and guidance.
Facial trauma can occur for a wide variety of reasons, including car and bike accidents, sports injuries, physical fights, and much more. These injuries can be devastating, both for the patient’s quality of life and sense of self-confidence. Here in Newtown, our team can provide you with the support and skilled care you need most during this difficult time. Our surgical care is always influenced by a number of vital factors like long-term function and appearance, as well as your personal preferences and goals.
If you notice any changes on the inside of your mouth, such as patches of red or white, sores that easily bleed, or thick areas, please contact The Dentists of Newtown right away for assistance. These may be signs of oral cancer, as well as other dangerous pathological processes. If our doctors locate a suspicious, possibly pre-cancerous area, our oral surgeons can surgically remove a small amount of it from the mouth (a biopsy) and send it off to be analyzed. Once we receive the results, we can inform you whether further treatment is necessary to protect both your oral and overall health.