Oral surgery helps patients maintain and restore their oral health by performing various types of surgeries on the teeth, jaws, or gums. Dr. Sunitsch may recommend oral surgery because of factors such as:
- Dental decay
- Broken teeth
- Jawbone loss
- Impacted teeth
- Gum disease
The Pine Desert Dental team can help you explore different treatment options. Some of these include bone grafting and tooth extractions.
During your consultation, Dr. Sunitsch will review your medical history and condition. Then he will check the state of your gums, teeth, and jaw joints to identify your dental issues. X-rays and scans will be taken to create a personalized treatment plan.
Any type of surgery entails some risks. Although rare, complications during oral surgery may include:
- Neighboring teeth injury
- Sinus problems
- Dry socket (blood clotting process failure)
To minimize the risk of these complications, follow your dentist's guidelines after your surgery and take the prescribed medication. If you suspect any of these issues, contact your dentist right away.
Dental bone grafting is performed to add volume and density to the jaw where bone loss occurs. Dental implants and crowns need a proper amount of jawbone to attach and implant successfully.
Patients who will undergo dental implant treatment and do not have a strong jawbone are ideal candidates for bone grafting. This procedure promotes healing and growth and increases the viability of implants and crowns.
Bone loss can happen due to multiple factors, such as:
- Unhealed fracture
- Diseases like osteoporosis
- Missing teeth
- Periodontal diseases
A tooth extraction involves completely pulling a severely damaged or decayed tooth from its socket. Your dentist may recommend this procedure to avoid damaging neighboring teeth when dental decay can’t be solved with fillings or crowns.
Usually, tooth extraction is performed under local anesthesia to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Tooth extractions can also be performed to treat multiple dental conditions, including:
- Gum disease
- A broken tooth
- An abscess
- Not enough dental space
- Impacted wisdom teeth
Pine Desert Dental offers advanced dental services, including oral surgery treatments like bone grafting and tooth extractions. Dr. Zach Sunitsch and the Pine Desert Dental team can handle all your dental needs.
He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Pine Desert Dental offers comprehensive dental treatments for you and your family. For more information, call us at (541) 549-0109 or request an appointment online. You can also visit us at our clinic in Sisters, Oregon.