Finding a good dentist can be hard, and often when you do, they’re not equipped to do oral surgery as well. While your family dentist may take a lot of care in their work when they’re providing cleaning or cosmetic services, it can be a little frustrating to have to go to the dentist for a diagnosis and another doctor for the surgery.
At Bluff Creek Dental, located in Chanhassen and serving the greater Minneapolis area, we have all the dental and oral surgery services you’re likely to need and none of the hassle of coordinating between seperate dental and oral surgery providers. That means no extra struggles with insurance either! If you’re not quite sure what qualifies as oral surgery, that’s ok. Today we’ll explain four of our most common types of oral surgery and when you or a family member might need them.
4 Common Oral Surgery Services in Minneapolis with Bluff Creek
Oral surgery can be a confusing term, because it could encompass a wide range of things, but most commonly when people refer to an oral surgeon it’s for some relatively tame dental procedures. If you’re looking for one of the following procedures or wondering if it’s what you need, then read on and reach out if you decide that Bluff Creek is right for you.
Root canals have a scary reputation, almost as young as we can remember, the media exposes us to the scary idea of having your tooth drilled into. While we won’t lie and say that it’s pleasant, we’re not exaggerating when we say that the potential benefits to your oral health and your everyday life vastly outweigh the potential pain of surgery. You can get rid of constant tooth pain and make sure it doesn’t develop into more!
Signs You May Need a Root Canal:
- Pain in the affected area when eating or drinking cold foods
- Constant pain in the affected area of the jaw
Dental bridges are kind of exactly what they sound like, they’re bridges to connect the gaps in your teeth! These false teeth work by connecting to your existing teeth or veneers for stability. On top of all the cosmetic and everyday benefits of having a full set of teeth, dental bridges have the added benefit of requiring the same type of care as your normal teeth. So as long as you keep up with them, they could last the rest of your life.
Reasons for Dental Bridges
- Filling in missing teeth
- It’s more cost-effective than a large amount of veneers
- To make eating easier and more enjoyable
- To regain the confidence in your smile
When you’ve got a single tooth missing and little cause to believe it’s going to get worse much sooner, then dental implants may be your best option to restore the tooth permanently. Not only does this form of oral surgery leave your smile looking better, but it also provides much needed support for the surrounding teeth by filling in the hole left by your missing tooth. A small screw shaped piece of titanium is inserted into the space to replace the natural root and then a custom made crown is placed on top to match the rest of your teeth.
Situations in Need of Dental Implants
- If you need to replace a single tooth, this is the most effective way
- For bridge support, to cause less decay on real teeth
- For supporting an entire set of teeth
Dental Crowns are one of the easiest and most effective ways to make damaged or decaying teeth shine right now, and it can be done with a relatively minor oral surgery. A crown could be considered as a cap for your tooth. They cover the entirety of the exposed tooth, and can make chipped or broken teeth look like new again.
When You May want a Dental Crown
- If you have broken or discolored teeth
- If you want a smile that works great for you
Contact Bluff Creek Dental Today for Oral Surgery
When it comes to your teeth, there’s no time to waste in keeping them fit, healthy, and capable. If you’ve got serious tooth pain, need additional support for your existing teeth, or want to make broken or degraded teeth into their best again, then contact us today and see if one of our oral surgeries is right for you.