What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is performed to treat injuries or issues in the head, jaws, neck, face, and hard and soft tissues in the mouth. The procedure is internationally known as a surgical specialty. The Blue Ridge Family Dental performs this surgery and is located at Vacaville.
Types of Oral Surgery
- Bone Graft
The procedure is recommended for people who experienced tooth loss because the bone in the area where there is no tooth erodes. Bone Grafting is performed to people who are getting dental implants for it to have a high success rate. In bone grafting procedure, a grafting material will be placed at the area of a deteriorated bone. The graft will be integrated with the natural bone to create a foundation for implants once it is ready.
Materials used for Bone grafting are:
- Auto Grafts
The materials used in this procedure or the bones are from the patient’s body. The mouth or the hip is the usual area where the bones are taken. The success rate of compatibility in this procedure is high, and the result is optimum.
The procedure uses the bones from other human donors which makes this process complex. Variety of tests will be performed before grafting because there may be a risk of incompatibility.
The method uses materials from the animals and requires a thorough compatibility test.
- Alloplastic Grafts
Materials used in the procedure are not natural bones. The human-made bones are composed of synthetic materials and are placed into the mouths of patients.
Scaling and Root Planing
There is a condition in the gums which is known as periodontal disease. During the early stages of periodontal disease, bacteria may spread and cause abnormal spaces between the teeth. When this happens, the teeth will start to fall out, and there are great tendencies that the bacteria will be swallowed by the patients. To patients with heart disease, this can cause inflammation of the chambers in the heart.
A non-surgical procedure can be performed to take out the infection. The procedure is called scaling and rooting or deep cleaning. Scaling and root planing requires more than one appointment to be completed.
The procedure includes scaling all plaque, tartar, bacterial toxins and root surfaces. Afterward, root planing is performed which smoothes the areas on the roots’ surfaces. The smooth surfaces will allow gum to heal by preventing bacteria, plaque, and tartar to accumulate.
Tooth extraction is the procedure of teeth removed from the bone in the mouth. Extraction is often the last option to perform if all treatments have failed to save the tooth.
Tooth Extraction is done because of reasons like:
- Risk of Infection
- Crowded Teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Orthodontic Treatment requirement
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
Suffering from an oral complication? Contact us at for Oral Surgery Services in Vacaville. Call (707) 345-1137 or visit us at Blue Ridge Family Dental, 292 Alamo Drive, Ste. 5, Vacaville, CA 95688.