Oral Surgery Q&A
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery refers to any type of surgical procedure that’s performed to address problems with your mouth, jaw, gums, or teeth.
Not all dentists perform oral surgery. Dr. Kheshtchin has years of additional training beyond dental school, allowing her to perform more complex procedures, such as extractions, root canals, and the placement of dental implants.
What types of oral surgery do you offer?
At A&N Dental, Dr. Kheshtchin regularly performs several types of oral surgeries, including:
Dr. Kheshtchin always works to preserve her patients’ permanent teeth, but unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. If you severely damage a tooth or you develop an infection, an extraction may be the only way to prevent the problem from getting worse.
During an extraction, Dr. Kheshtchin uses dental forceps to carefully and gently remove the affected tooth, limiting pain and discomfort.
Dental implant surgery
If you’re missing one or multiple teeth, you might benefit from dental implants. During dental implant surgery, Dr. Kheshtchin places a series of metal posts into your tooth sockets. After surgery, your bone tissue grows around the implants, fusing them to your jawbone.
A root canal is a type of oral surgery used to preserve a permanent tooth that’s decaying or infected.
During root canal treatment, Dr. Kheshtchin drills an access hole in the top of your affected tooth, carefully removes your infected dental pulp, and fills the tooth with a rubber like material called gutta percha. Lastly, she caps your tooth with a crown, preventing further damage.
Wisdom teeth removal
Your wisdom teeth are your last teeth to break through your gumline. Unfortunately, this also makes them more likely to become impacted. During wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Kheshtchin makes an incision across your gums at the back of your mouth and carefully removes each wisdom tooth using dental forceps.
Will I know it if I need oral surgery?
To determine if you need oral surgery, make an appointment at A&N Dental. Following a review of your medical history and a thorough oral exam, Dr. Kheshtchin can make recommendations that align with your individual situation. She might also order a series of cone beam CT scans to get a better look at your jaw, nerve roots, and supporting structures. After gathering all of this information, Dr. Kheshtchin develops a treatment plan.
To make your oral surgery appointment at A&N Dental, call the office or click the online booking tool.