Oral surgery is a specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of congenital or acquired diseases, dysfunction, defects or injuries of the mouth, jaw, face, neck and associated regions. We offer a comprehensive range of oral surgery procedures and always make sure that our patients understand the procedures in full. We also make the comfort and safety of our patients our top priority in these procedures.
Some cases in which oral surgery is appropriate include:
Common Reasons for Oral Surgery
Tooth Impaction is one of the most frequent reasons people need oral surgery. Most tooth impactions come in the form of wisdom teeth. Mouths rarely have room for wisdom teeth. Add that to the fact that many wisdom teeth are set to come in at angles that will not work in the mouth and it starts to make sense why tooth impactions are so frequent.
Facial and oral trauma often results in the need for oral surgery. When the jaw or teeth are affected even by a small degree the ramifications to the patient can be intense. Your bite can be affected even by a small piece of food. Think about the last time you got a popcorn kernel stuck in your teeth. When teeth get knocked out or chipped the result can often be jaw pain or fatigue. We can use oral surgery to correct a number of trauma related issues.
Oral cancer issues are often caught in regular X-rays or during bi-annual cleanings and exams. This is one of the reasons we are so adamant about our patients coming in twice a year to see us. Many times we catch things like oral cancer while they are still in the early, easy to treat stages. Tumors and cysts can often be removed with oral surgery.
Your Comfort Comes First
It’s not news to us that people are sometimes nervous about trips to the dentist or having their mouth worked on. Surgery can also be a point of anxiety for many. At Rekos & Border Oral Surgery we make your comfort our first priority. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that from the moment you walk into our office you are treated with kind and professional care that will leave you feeling confident.
We offer conscious sedation to ensure that any lingering anxiety melts away before the procedure begins. For less invasive procedures we have the option of using nitrous oxide, which has a calming effect. If you experience anxiety at the thought of dental procedures, please let us know. We can go over your options and how they might affect you.
Preparing for Surgery
We will prepare for surgery by requesting a list of any medications you are taking and allergies that you are aware of. We will give you special instructions that will allow you to prepare for surgery.
If you have any questions or concerns about procedures or issues that you are having with your mouth or teeth please give us a call today at (614) 764-9455.