Some of conditions may need oral surgery, including:
1- Impacted Teeth
the last set of teeth to develop are wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third molars. Sometimes these teeth emerge from the gum line and the jaw is large enough to allow room for them, but most of the time, this is not the case.
Dental implants are an option for tooth loss due to an accident or infection or as an alternative to bridges and dentures. The implants are tooth root substitutes that are surgically anchored in place in the jawbone and act to stabilize the artificial teeth to which they are attached.
- Unequal jaw growth. In some individuals, the upper and lower jaws fail to grow properly. This can cause difficulty in speaking, eating, swallowing, and breathing. Improve fit of dentures.
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Other Conditions Treated by Oral Surgery
- Facial injury repair. Oral surgery is often used to repair fractured jaws and broken facial bones.
- Lesion removal and biopsy. Oral surgeons can take a small sample of abnormal growth or tissue and then send it for laboratory testing for identification. Some lesions can be managed medically or can be removed by the oral surgeon.
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair. Cleft lip and cleft palate result when all or portions of the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow together properly during fetal development.