Oral Surgery Specialist

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Care N Cure Dental

Dentists located in Garland, TX

Oral surgery uses state-of-the-art techniques to treat and correct an array of simple and complex issues affecting the teeth, gums and other areas of the mouth. The team at Care N Cure Dental in Garland, TX, is skilled in oral surgery procedures using advanced pain management for greater patient comfort from start to finish.

Oral Surgery Q & A

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When is Oral Surgery Performed?

Oral surgery can be performed for different reasons, including complex tooth extractions and wisdom tooth extractions, gum surgery (including reconstruction following severe gum disease), treatment of deep infections, and reconstruction following some types of oral trauma. Oral surgery is usually performed using a combination of local anesthetics and some type of sedation, like nitrous oxide (sometimes called “laughing gas”) or conscious sedation.

What is Conscious Sedation?

Conscious sedation is a deeper sedation technique that uses special medicines administered orally or via an IV to help patients relax and stay comfortable during their procedures. In conscious sedation, most patients are so relaxed, they doze on and off throughout their procedure. The reason it’s called “conscious” sedation is because even though the medications cause deep relaxation, patients can still respond to commands like “open wider.” Once the procedure is complete, most patients have very little or no memory of their procedure.

How is Tooth Extraction Performed?

That depends on the location and health of the tooth and why it’s being removed. Some teeth can be removed using special tools to “lift” the tooth and remove it from the socket, while more complex extractions require incisions to ensure the entire tooth is removed.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth emerge from the gums once all the other teeth are already “in place,” which means there’s often not enough room to accommodate them. As a result, wisdom teeth often come in crooked or become impacted (stuck under neighboring teeth), causing considerable discomfort and increasing the risk of damage to other teeth. In these cases, the need for extraction is pretty obvious. But even when wisdom teeth come in relatively straight and don’t cause immediate crowding issues, removal usually is still recommended because of the problems associated with keeping wisdom teeth clean and free of bacteria-laden tartar. Since they’re located far back toward the “hinges” of the jaws, wisdom teeth are very difficult to clean. That means plaque, tartar, and bacteria are far more likely to collect along the gums, which in turn significantly increases the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Having wisdom teeth removed can help avoid all these issues and improve overall oral health.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Care N Cure Dental, our goal is patient satisfaction. While we accept most PPO plans, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We also gladly accept CareCredit. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

Aetna
Ameritas
Assurant PPO/Dental Health Alliance
Care Credit
Cigna
Delta Dental
DentaQuest
DenteMax
Guardian
Humana
MCNA Dental
Medicaid
MetLife Dental
Molina Medicaid
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare