The need for orthodontic oral surgery can arise for a wide variety of reasons. When you are struggling with issues with your mouth and jaw, and conventional orthodontic treatment is not sufficient to treat it, surgical intervention may be required. Problems that we often see here at our office here at First Impressions Orthodontics for Children & Adults include issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), issues with diseases that can affect the mouth and jaw (including some types of cancer), treatment for unexpected injuries and trauma, and even dental implants. When you require surgery for any reason on your mouth or jaw, you can place your trust in us to help you get the results you require to help you live your happiest and best life.
Reasons You May Need to Meet an Oral Surgeon
We understand that nobody ever wants to have oral surgery, but when the need arises, you need an oral surgeon who is competent, compassionate, and whom you can trust completely. You will find that with us. We have the knowledge and the skill to address and treat an assortment of jaw and mouth disorders to help you get relief and start to feel better from whatever ails you.
One extremely common type of oral surgery that we perform here at our office is dental implant surgery. Yes, dental implants are surgical! This includes placing a titanium post directly into your jawbone, underneath your gums. Once it heals, we will be able to place a porcelain restoration on it, giving you a natural looking, strong, and attractive replacement for your missing teeth.
Problems with your bite, also known as malocclusion, may also require surgery. Sometimes traditional orthodontics like dental braces will not do the job, so we will have to treat the problem with surgery. We can help with problems with your bite, such as issues with sleep apnea and severe malocclusion (such as serious overbite, underbite, or open bite). This can help improve both your appearance and your quality of life.
Problems with your wisdom teeth can also be treated at our office. Some people never have any complications with their wisdom teeth, but many do. When your wisdom teeth start to come in, they may become impacted, which means that they will not erupt (break through the gums) properly. If this happens, it can lead to extreme pain and even damage to the surrounding teeth. In the case of wisdom teeth impaction and extraction, we can remove the affected tooth and help you start to feel better quickly.
Other Conditions We Can Help With
Other issues that we treat at our office include issues with TMJ disorder, which can cause painful clicking and popping in your jaw and mouth. We can also help patients who have sustained trauma to their face, such as fractures to the mouth, jaw, palate, and even eye socket. We treat cleft palate, which is a developmental disorder that can arise during fetal development, leading to an opening in the roof of your mouth (the palate). We also can diagnose and treat oral cancer.
We know that most people do not think twice about us unless they have an emergency or an urgent issue that needs our help. When you need oral surgery, however, we will be there for you to help you. If you would like to learn more about oral surgery, we would love to schedule an appointment with you to discuss it further. Please give us here at First Impressions Orthodontics for Children & Adults a call today at (203) 307-0996 for more information or to set up an appointment with us!