Lower the risk that you will need Oral Surgery of Centerville
Oral surgery is a dental specialty recognized internationally. It includes diagnosis of trauma or deficiency of hard and soft tissues of the mouth (jaws, gums, and teeth), as well as the head and neck. Then, the oral surgeon can recommend surgical treatment to improve function or aesthetics, if necessary.
You have a great relationship with your regular dentist. You see him several times each year, he knows your health status, and you feel comfortable with his recommendations. Therefore, it’s ideal for your dentist to have an experienced oral surgeon in his network of associates in case you need a dental implant, extraction of a wisdom tooth, corrective jaw surgery, or a tissue or bone graft.
However, wouldn’t you rather take steps to ensure a healthy mouth that won’t likely need oral surgery? Dr. Daniel Cobb and his team share these tips:
- Find a dentist you like! The health of your mouth plays a vital role in your overall wellness, so you should feel comfortable discussing any aspect of your medical situation with your dentist. You should feel free to ask questions and be confident in his advice.
- Home care is crucial. You have the opportunity every day to maintain your oral health. Ask your dentist or hygienist for a refresher course on good brushing and flossing technique – and then DO IT, without fail, every day.
- Professional check-ups. This is your chance for a thorough cleaning into the spots you might miss with brush and floss. It is also your dentist’s chance to detect oral problems early, while they are most treatable.
- Take treatment seriously. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. Unimpeded it can leave you with the need for dental implants, bone grafting, or extractions and dentures. In most cases it can be prevented, treated, or managed before that happens. Alex Bell Dental takes a proactive approach to perio care with DNA testing for bacteria. When gum disease is present, we offer compassionate alternative treatments, such as the CO2 laser to remove diseased tissue and sanitize pockets.
The quality of your life is important to us. Each member of our team goes out of the way to get to know patients and to provide quality care for you and your family. When necessary, you can count on us to help you find the best surgical care. Moreover, whenever possible, we’ll help you avoid the need for it!
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