Why Do I Need Oral Surgery? My Smile Seems Healthy!

One of your jobs as a patient is to keep your smile healthy. You assume this just means following through with plaque removal with brushing and flossing, as well as professional cleanings. What you might not realize is that it’s up to you, as well, to consider the structure and function of your smile and to follow through with oral surgery if it becomes necessary. Why is this so significant? Isn’t a healthy smile just one without decay, you ask? Well, your dental hygiene cannot fix a bite in which top and bottom teeth aren’t correctly aligned, one in which you are missing teeth and your balance is off, etc. Sometimes, you may require our care to make your smile whole and aligned. The result? You can eat and you can speak without strain on your muscles, ligaments, and jaw joints (because teeth fit together properly). Learn more about surgery’s benefits from our Santa Rosa, CA team.

Balance Helps You Avoid TMJ Disorder, Bruxism, And Damage

Our team wants you to take just a moment to reflect on the aforementioned suggestion about completing and aligning your smile, including top and bottom teeth. This could require an extraction to prepare for orthodontics or the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, which can improve your smile balance. You know that when your smile is out of balance, it can place strain on surrounding tissues. Did you realize that this can become more than frustrating and can actually lead to issues like TMJ disorder, bruxism, and physical damage? Choosing oral surgery to fix the problems that have arisen is well worth it.

Hygiene Is More Effective With A Healthy Framework

Of course, even if you have too many teeth in your smile, resulting in overlapping teeth, you can brush and floss. Sure, you can just reach those wisdom teeth in the back of your grin with your toothbrush. However, are you thoroughly cleansing your teeth? Can you reach and remove plaque from all surface areas? Are there teeth that are too tightly touching, making it difficult to floss? In some cases, the oral surgery you need is what will make your dental hygiene much more effective. Whether it’s removing teeth, so you’re ready for braces, or extracting wisdom teeth you just cannot reach, surgery often promotes a healthier smile all around.

Learn More About The Benefits Of Oral Surgery

Find out more when you sit down to discuss oral surgery with us about what makes it so advantageous for your smile. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.