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Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery February 2022 Newsletter
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At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our doctors and staff commit to providing every patient with attentive and compassionate care. Everyone deserves a happy and healthy smile! Call or schedule your appointment online today.
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Three Signs You May Need Oral Surgery
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Proper treatment can solve most common oral health problems. However, certain cases may require surgical procedures if we want to achieve the best results. Although check-ups with our team are the best way to determine whether a patient needs oral surgery or not, there are a couple of signs that patients themselves can take into account.

Missing Teeth
We can replace missing teeth, for instance, through the surgical placement of a dental implant. This is important, as missing teeth can cause serious problems over time if left untreated.

Sleep Apnea
If you are having sleep apnea or other breathing-related disorders, you may also need oral surgery. The symptoms of sleep apnea usually include snoring at night and not breathing well, and both can disturb the quality of life of a patient. Surgical procedures such as soft tissue removal from your lower jaw or the oropharynx can cure sleep apnea in certain cases. Laser surgery also becomes an option once the surgical procedures seem futile.

Jaw Problems
Patients with misaligned jaws, or who suffer from jaw pain when they bite or speak, can benefit from oral surgery as well. It is possible to treat some of these issues using braces or Invisalign, but surgery is also an option that shows results in less time. Oral surgery requires us to remove part of an upper jaw and relocate it to its needed position. Facial infections, such as swelling and pain in your neck, also require oral surgery.

Please contact our offices to schedule an appointment with us today if you have any symptoms indicating you may need oral surgery.


You Have Congenitally Missing Teeth, Are Dental Implants an Option?
Congenitally missing teeth are those teeth that you are born without. It is a situation that occurs right at birth. It is not uncommon to have patients with this kind of dental problem. While there are multiple solutions, you may want to know if dental implants can help. And the answer is, yes. In many cases, our oral surgery team has made a success in restoring bites that have congenitally missing teeth by installing dental implants.

However, before we decide whether dental implants can work for you, there are many considerations to look at. For instance, we examine how big the opening is and whether the existing teeth have shifted and grown together to make the space too small. If that is the case, you may need orthodontics to help create more space.

Talk to us if you have teeth that are missing since birth so we can recommend the right treatment to replace them.

Wisdom Tooth Removal
Tooth removals happen for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons for tooth removal is when a wisdom tooth is causing pain. Wisdom teeth start to develop around age 18-24, and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the sufferer.

Tooth removal is a routine procedure that is done under local anesthesia. The anesthesia will numb the location of the tooth extraction and help you relax during the process.

The procedure should not take very long, and the first stage involves levering the tooth with an elevator, a tool used to loosen teeth. This allows the tooth to be loosened and ready for its removal. With a pair of forceps, the dentist will gently tug on the tooth to remove it from the socket. Sometimes, the tooth will be taken out in parts. Our dentist will then clean the area, and remove any decaying tissue that may surround the site.

The patient will need to rest for the first 24 hours as they recover from their tooth removal and anesthesia. It is important to adhere to the recovery procedures our dentist will provide you, as they will ensure your swift recovery and the reduction in the chances of any complications.


At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, our doctors and staff commit to providing every patient with attentive and compassionate care. Everyone deserves a happy and healthy smile! Call or schedule your appointment online today.



Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery | mtstateoms.com | 304-345-1092
Main practice Address: 1215 Virginia St. E, Charleston, WV 25301



 

 

 
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