Sometimes people have pain in their mouth, face, jaw or neck which is unexplained. They get checked out for it, and nothing comes back positive. Many don't think that these could be signs of needing oral surgery.
Believe it, or not a lot of things are happening in the mouth, and this is the place where many illnesses are born. Having poor oral hygiene and not caring for your teeth can result in other, more severe conditions that could, in turn, lead to the need for oral surgery.
A lot of times, not keeping regular checkups can mean not detecting oral problems early. Any time there is pain around the face, neck, or jaw area, there is a reason for concern.
What Do Oral Surgeons Treat?
Our oral surgeons are trained and certified to treat many conditions that affect the face.
Among them are:
Jaw problems such as temporomandibular disorders (TMD or TMJ)
Bite problems like as overbite or underbite
Dental implants for missing teeth
Facial plastic surgery
Cleft lips or cleft palate
When Is It Time to Call Us?
Any oral condition that is left untreated for an extended period can turn into a more dangerous situation that ends up affecting other parts of the body and requiring surgery. Sometimes gum disease can put a person more at risk for diabetes or a heart condition. It's essential to have regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene habits at home.
If you are suffering from pain in the mouth or in the face, which can't be explained by any other reason, then you may need oral surgery. Our team of surgeons and staff are here to help you and give you all the information you need if you are a candidate for oral surgery, so please, don't hesitate to call us and let us know how we can help you.