Oral Surgery

Enhance your smile with oral surgery

You can count on MGM Family Dental to take care of your oral surgery needs in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. From wisdom teeth removal, to dental implants to reconstructive surgery, we take pride in providing quality dental care. Types of Oral Surgery procedures that we perform:

 

Wisdom teeth removal

The last teeth to erupt in your mouth, wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually make their appearance during your late teens and early twenties. If wisdom teeth erupt properly and grow in straight, they usually don’t need to be removed. Unfortunately, all too often, wisdom teeth can cause a host of oral problems, including pain, infection, tooth decay, misalignment, and even jaw and nerve damage.

It’s important to recognize that even unseen wisdom teeth often cause serious problems. That’s why experts recommend wisdom teeth be evaluated early, usually during the mid-teen years. Early treatment can not only resolve any current problems but can also prevent serious issues that may develop in the future. At MGM Family Dental, we are experts in the care and removal of wisdom teeth. Dr. Moghaddam can examine your wisdom teeth or your child’s wisdom teeth, determine the best treatment options, and remove the wisdom teeth, if necessary.

As wisdom teeth struggle to find room to grow in a crowded mouth, these teeth may grow in sideways, partially emerge, or even remain trapped under the gums. When wisdom teeth are partially or completely trapped in the gum, they are called impacted. While wisdom teeth can cause obvious issues such as misaligned and crowded teeth, impacted wisdom teeth may cause many unseen and serious problems, such as jaw and nerve damage. Whether your wisdom teeth have come in or not, they may be causing problems that could include:

  • Misalignment of jaw and teeth
  • Tooth decay from trapped bacteria and food
  • Infections
  • Pain, stiffness, and swelling
  • Gum disease
  • Jawbone damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Cysts and tumors in the jaw

 

Dental Implants

When you lose teeth, it not only changes the way you look, but it can keep you from eating your favorite foods and smiling with confidence. And while dentures and removable bridges may help, many people today are seeking a more stable, natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have become increasingly popular because they provide a strong, secure anchor for artificial replacement teeth. With dental implants, your new teeth will look, feel and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat and smile with confidence.

At MGM Family Dental, we are experts in placing dental implants. When you come to our practice for dental implants, you can be assured of receiving the gold standard in dental implant care with unmatched personalized service.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Dental implants provide secure anchors for the placement of an artificial tooth or set of artificial teeth. Dental implants:

  • Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
  • Allow you to eat virtually any type of food
  • Preserve facial structure
  • Let you smile with confidence
  • Prevent bone deterioration that might occur as a result of missing teeth

 

Extractions

A dental extraction, is simply the removal of a person’s teeth. Extractions can be simple affairs that only involve local anesthesia and the removal of visible teeth, or may require a surgical approach if a tooth is beneath the gums or covered with bone. The number of teeth removed can range from just a single tooth to as many as all of the teeth in cases involving full mouth reconstructive surgery. Methods of extraction will vary depending on the teeth in question. An impacted wisdom tooth embedded in the jaw bone, for example, will require a different approach than the removal of thoroughly decayed teeth.

A dental extraction procedure may be necessary for a broad range of reasons. By far the most common impetus to have a tooth removed is severe dental decay or teeth that are broken or fractured.

Other reasons for a tooth extraction may be a result of disease, such as severe gum disease, or motivated by aesthetic and cosmetic concerns such as the removal of teeth in preparation for orthodontics, dentures, or dental implants.

 

Reasons To Remove A Tooth

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth fracture
  • Supernumerary, or extra teeth
  • Severe gum disease or periodontitis
  • Preparation for orthodontic treatment
  • Preparation for dentures and other prosthodontic treatment
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Cosmetic concerns
  • Head and neck radiation therapy
  • Pathologic conditions

 

Mouth reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction refers to treatments which restore the look and function of a patient’s smile by replacing damaged or missing teeth in both the lower and upper jaws.

Also known as full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth restoration, these treatments may be used to improve an individual’s oral health prior to beginning other treatments like the placement of implants.

Because full mouth reconstruction refers to several different treatments, there is no singular process that will apply to every patient. Instead, treatments are selected, combined, and tailored to the unique needs of the individual.

Factors which determine the degree of treatment include general oral health, the number of teeth missing or damaged, the extent and nature of the damage, the location of missing teeth, gum health, and more.

Despite that each procedure will not be exactly the same, there are a few steps common to the full mouth rehabilitation process. We begin by conducting an exam to diagnose the nature and extent of any oral health problems.

We will then speak with you to determine what treatments will be most effective for your needs. If you lack the level of health needed to begin these treatments, we will then proceed to improve your oral health through other procedures. For example, the presence of gum disease might indicate the need for laser gum surgery.

To give you the most comfortable fit and natural-looking results possible, we carefully measure and determine the alignment of your smile. We will test the fit, color, size, and placement of your prosthetic teeth to restore function and appearance to your smile.

MGM Family Dental is proud to provide patients in the Bridgeport area with dental and prosthodontic solutions.