Our dental team goes above and beyond to be prepared for any type of oral situation that your smile is in. If you struggle with missing teeth or have had recent oral trauma, our dentist can provide you with oral surgery in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Please feel free to call Providence Smiles today at 919-732-8179 to learn more and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kwame Gyampo.
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Oral surgery is a specialty of dentistry focused on treating simple and complex cases related to your mouth, jaw and face. This involves a variety of surgical dental treatments with the goal of refining the health, function and appearance of your smile and facial structures. You may need oral surgery if you have:
- An impacted tooth
- Tooth loss
- Facial trauma
- An infected or severely decayed tooth
- An excessive overbite or underbite
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Bone loss
- A severe case of gum disease
- A misaligned jaw or problems within the joint
With a consultation with our office, Dr. Kwame Gyampo will evaluate your specific case to determine which surgical treatment will best fit your needs and goals. If there is a procedure we do not offer, our dentist can refer you to other dental professionals we work closely with to ensure you receive the care and attention you deserve.
Types of Oral Surgery
Some of the types of oral surgery performed include:
- Tooth extraction for infected, decayed or damaged teeth a traditional dental restoration cannot fix.
- Wisdom teeth removal for impacted third molars or ones that came in at a different angle.
- Dental implants to permanently replace one or multiple missing teeth by inserting an abutment into the jawbone.
- Bone grafts to transplant another piece of bone from the body to increase bone density prior to performing a dental implant placement.
- Jaw surgery to correct the alignment of the jaw, ease pain caused by TMJ disorder and provide a comfortable and secure fit for those with dentures.
After we are finished with your surgical procedure, we will provide you with a list of post-op instructions on how to properly recover at home. These may include:
- Do not rinse or spit for 24 hours
- Avoid touching the surgical site with your figures or tongue
- Apply an ice pack or a frozen bag of peas on the side of the face in the first 48 hours. (20 minutes on and 10 minutes off)
- Drink plenty of liquids without using a straw.
- Take prescribed medication or approved over-the-counter pain relievers as directed
- Consume soft foods such as yogurt, creamy soups, Jell- and scrambled eggs.
- Avoid vigorous activities such as mowing the lawn, walking the dog, etc.
If you have any questions about oral surgery and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwame Gyampo, please give us a call at 919-732-8179.
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed If They Are Not Causing Any Issues?
Even though you may not notice any problems with your wisdom teeth. It is still a good idea to have them removed to prevent serious problems such as:
- Shifting teeth
- Tooth decay
- Changes to your bite
- Gum disease
- Loss of jawbone tissue
The longer you wait to get them out, the more likely they are to cause problems. Which is why we recommend removing them earlier than later.
How Long Will I Feel Pain After My Surgery?
The length of how long you will feel pain will depend on how extensive your procedure was. After we are finished with your procedure, Dr. Kwame Gyampo may prescribe pain medication to help ease the discomfort.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Oral Surgery?
Possibly. Many dental and medical insurances can help cover the cost of oral surgery. We recommend you speak with our front office staff to see if we accept your insurance and seek an estimate of the costs. Once you receive an estimate, we encourage you to contact your provider to determine if your plan covers oral surgery.
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