Oral Surgery Dentistry
Oral surgery in Dallas has come of age with the inception of advanced technologies that offer dental care of the highest order. The presence of qualified, highly-skilled dentists ensures proper dental treatment to all Dallas residents. With newer policies like dental expenses financing, oral surgery in Dallas is within the reach of all.
Oral Surgery: Conditions that necessitate oral surgery research prove that most people do not care for their teeth as much as they do for other body parts. A 2007 study by the American Dental Association also highlights the disproportion between an individual’s annual income and his dental care spending. Here are certain dental conditions that require oral surgery:
Impacted teeth: When the last set of teeth, the wisdom teeth, emerges from the gum, they may not find enough room in the jaw. This results in either improper alignment or their inability to completely emerge out of the jaw. When the wisdom teeth get entrapped between the gum tissue and the jaw bone, it results in “impacted teeth”. This condition causes pain in varying degrees, swelling, and bacterial infection of the gum. The services of oral surgery can help patients in the removal of their impacted teeth. Sometimes, the cuspids or the bicuspids can also get entrapped in the gum.
Tooth loss: People may lose their teeth due to gum disease, decay, or accidents. Such missing teeth affect smiles, causing people to smile less in public. Thus, a missing tooth not only looks awkward, but also affects people’s confidence and self-esteem. Dental implants are the best solution to this problem. Oral surgery helps replace the tooth roots with dental implants, which are inserted into the jaw bones. The titanium-made dental implants provide a strong foundation for either the artificial or replacement tooth.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder: the TMJ is a small joint where the lower jaw bone meets the skull. Dysfunction at this joint leads to frequent headaches and pain. A basic TMJ disorder can be treated through medication and oral therapy. However, oral surgery is a must to cure complex or specific joint problems. Through oral surgery, dental surgeons can also cure problems, such as unequal jaw growth, denture dysfunction, and lesion disorders.
Snoring: Since several effective oral anti-snoring devices are available on the market, surgery is considered the last resort for this problem. Such surgery involves the removal of soft tissues at the back of the mouth, called the oropharynx.
The PX3 Mouthguard: This advanced technology is not the “boil and bite” mouthguard available in stores. In fact, you can’t even get a PX3 from your average dental professional. Only a select number of PX3-certified dentists can assess and custom fit your PX3. Dr. Gary Alhadef is one of only 30 dentists in North America with the advanced training and expertise to be PX3 certified, and the only certified dentist in North Texas.
Neuromuscular dentistry has shown that jaw alignment is fully connected to the way our bodies behave. Dr. Alhadef will find your proper bite by using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (or TENS) unit to relax the muscles. He can then locate where your bite is most relaxed and design a PX3 mouthguard custom fit for you.
Advancement in technology has also resulted in advancements in oral surgery. The latest addition is the use of laser technology. It has simplified oral surgery, making it faster and more comfortable.
While choosing a surgeon for your dental problems, always look for qualifications, experience, services, and the technology used by the surgeon. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadef, is a renowned name in oral surgery in Dallas, with years of experience and the best use of technology in administering treatment.