Have missing teeth? Need wisdom teeth removed? Want to fix a bad bite? Here’s what you should know about ‘oral surgery Denver‘ and maxillofacial surgery services offered at Robinson Cosmetic Surgery:
Oral surgery is a specialty within the dentistry field that includes the diagnosis and the subsequent treatment of various injuries, diseases or deformities, often through surgical repair. The focus area treated with oral surgery is the face, jaw, gums, teeth and mouth. Most often, the conditions addressed through oral surgery are problems such as the removal of wisdom teeth along with the diagnosing and treatment of facial and jaw pain. However, oral surgery can also be utilized to correct facial injuries caused by accidents or those caused by deformities, through the use of dental implants and reconstructive surgery.
Be sure to schedule your appointment with Denver’s premier oral surgeon, Dr. Randy Robinson. During your consultation, he thoroughly discusses your medical history and goals to determine the best possible patient care plan. And cosmetic consultations are always free of charge.
Types of Oral Surgery:
Although oral surgery is often sought out to find a reprieve from pain or to correct a problem such as TMJ, it is also commonly sought out to correct various cosmetic problems that were caused by deformities or traumatic injuries.
Dental implants are used to rebuild the structures and support the teeth, create bridges where partial dentures once were and to replace single teeth. Incidentally, dental implants are now better than they have ever been in terms of both quality and appearance. Although implants have been used to replace teeth for years, the quality of the implants produced within the last 40 years have improved greatly.
Today, implants are made out of titanium, which is the same metal that is used to construct jet aircrafts, due to its light weight and strength. The installation process of placing dental implants inside the mouth is usually completed in the outpatient setting, under only local anesthesia. Often times, implants are inserted a the time of the tooth extraction, which is referred to an immediate implant, while sometimes the dental implants are installed at a later time. Read more about the dental implants procedure:
Wisdom Teeth Removal:
Wisdom teeth, which are the least needed teeth, the third molars and the last teeth to come in, usually making themselves known during an individual’s late teens or early twenties. However, the wisdom teeth don’t always break through the gums and are oftentimes trapped or impacted in the jawbone and gums. This is usually a result of too little space within the mouth to accommodate the new additions. In most cases, wisdom teeth cause more harm than good.
In the best case, wisdom teeth won’t cause any problems. Unfortunately, many times their presence causes pain or swelling and can negatively impact the teeth already in place. Other negative factors associated with wisdom teeth include gum disease, which is caused with a wisdom tooth partially breaks through the gum, allowing bacteria to form under the flap, crowding, which causes adjacent teeth to become crooked or damaged when the wisdom teeth come in, decay, which is a result of the wisdom tooth being in a poor position and thus hard to clean, poor position, which happens when a wisdom tooth comes in but grows incorrectly, and cysts, which can involve the creation of a cyst surrounding the bone. Learn more about the wisdom teeth extraction procedure:
Oral Surgery & Maxillofacial Surgery Video by Dr. Robinson
In this video, Dr. Robinson explains a bit about oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery options offered at Robinson Cosmetic Surgery:
Choose the Most Advanced Oral Surgery in Denver, CO
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry or oral/maxillofacial surgery procedure in the Denver, Colorado area, insist on going with one of the most respected and practiced specialists in the area, Randolph C. Robinson, MD, DDS, FAACS. Simply call our office to schedule an appointment. You may need a doctor’s orders and you should contact your insurance company for coverage details.