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The teeth are some of the most sensitive parts of the body and need utmost care. It is said that prevention is better than cure. You don’t have to wait until you are diagnosed with oral cancer or serious gum diseases. You will find that treating these diseases will be very expensive and you will not have a choice whether you can afford the cost or not.

If some of these ailments are discovered early enough, treating them becomes easier. Did you know that over 7000 Americans die of oral cancer annually? That’s very worrying and should make you start visiting your dentist again for those checkups.

Complications that can result in having impacted wisdom teeth can be severe and lead to formation of cysts and also tumors, requiring specialized dental care like a qualified oral surgeon. Other type of teeth requiring removing are bicuspids and cuspids which if compacted can be a problem. Specialist dental care is also required in case one requires reconstruction in the jaws and face.

Wisdom tooth removal is one of those procedures that oral surgeons find reported late because people have forgotten the routine dental check ups. This then brings complications and difficulty in recovery. Simple wisdom tooth extraction can be done by a dentist while complicated wisdom tooth surgery is done by a specialist in wisdom tooth surgery. Wisdom teeth extraction needs to be done early to avoid post surgical trauma, which mainly happens to people over 60 years old.

In case of severe accidents where there is considerable facial trauma, surgery of the face can be done to bring about complete reconstruction. These types of surgeons also diagnose presence of tumors and treat them. There are different fields in which an oral surgery is perfomed and they include: treatment of malignant pathology and congenital craniofacial malformations. Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves problems arising in the neck, jaws and nasal part.

For children it is important to try an experienced dentist over a well educated one. This is because children can be very sensitive to some methods of tooth removal. Their nervous behavior being to blame when visiting a dentist. The dentist is left with no choice than to apply anesthesia before any work can be done.

Other uses of this kind of dental surgery are to improve unequal jaws; this can be a real problem since it can prevent proper talking and breathing. It is also important in ensuring proper denture fit due to wear over a long period of time.

 

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