Are you searching for a Colleyville oral surgeon? At Texas Oral Surgery Specialists, we can meet your family’s needs in all stages of life. Whether you need your wisdom teeth extracted or dental implants to replace missing teeth, oral surgeon Dr. Christopher Tye has years of experience providing both services. We will gladly answer your questions regarding oral surgery for various procedures. If you or a family member is in need of Colleyville dental surgery, call us at 817.552.3223 to schedule an appointment today.
About Wisdom Teeth
For some individuals, wisdom teeth can grow in without causing painful issues. For others, the eruption of these third molars can cause pain, impaction, infections, and even cysts. Your dentist can assess whether wisdom teeth have potential complication risks by taking routine x-rays at routine dental checkups. People in their late teens and early to mid-twenties usually opt to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid any potential difficulties.
If you choose to keep your wisdom teeth, you could be more prone to gum disease and decay later on. Since wisdom teeth grow in the very back of the mouth, these distant molars can accumulate plaque buildup and decay without proper care.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Surgery
Dr. Tye considers dental anxiety and pain management important parts of an extraction surgery. The patient will receive anesthesia for comfort and to block nerves from sensing pain during the procedure. Though deeply relaxed and mostly unaware, a patient will remain conscious during the extraction surgery. The length of the procedure varies based on the position of the wisdom teeth growing in. Impacted teeth require more time and attention for removal. In the days following the extraction, a patient will need to modify his or her diet to help the gums heal. If necessary, Dr. Tye will prescribe medications and instruct the patient on additional care.
About Dental Implants
Implant-based restorations can replace missing teeth permanently, improving oral health and comfort. Titanium implants placed in the jawbone help stimulate the bone to prevent loss of mass and deterioration, stimulated by the pressure of chewing forces. The prosthetic attached to the implants will appear realistic and work as well as one’s natural teeth for full mouth function and confidence.
After planning your treatment case using digital x-rays and scans, Dr. Tye will create a surgical guide to use during implant surgery. Indicating where and at what angle implants need placement, the guide enables Dr. Tye to perform the surgery with no guesswork, therefore providing optimal results. After receiving your implants, a few months of healing is typically required so that the posts can integrate with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. If desired, we can fabricate a temporary restoration for you to wear in the meantime. Once healed, Dr. Tye can attach the permanent prosthetics to the implants. The result is a fully functional, beautiful smile.
If you have lost bone mass because of missing teeth, Dr. Tye can perform a bone grafting surgery to regenerate the jawbone before receiving implants. The type of bone grafting surgery you will need depends on the extent of the loss and the type of implant-based restoration that you require.
If you are in need of Colleyville dental surgery, look no further than Texas Oral Surgery Specialists. Dr. Tye has over 20 years of experience and exceptional credentials. We can help you choose a Colleyville oral surgeon; call our office at 817.552.3223 to schedule an appointment.