Having pain in your mouth that you can’t ease? Maybe you’re experiencing severe headaches that do not let up. Whatever the issue may be with your mouth, there’s a chance you might need oral surgery to alleviate what’s happening. Here are some signs that you might need surgery on your mouth, and how to go about talking to your dentist about it.
Jaw pain – Having issues opening and closing your mouth without pain? This may be a sign of having Bruxism or TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). In very severe cases of these conditions, oral surgery may be required to fix underlying issues. Your Brooklyn NY dentist would be able to evaluate the severity of your issues and decide on what is required to help fix it.
Pain from impacted wisdom teeth – If you still have your wisdom teeth and are experiencing pain in your mouth, this may be a sign you need to have them extracted. Even if they haven’t caused you any pain before and now you’re experiencing some, it’s important to talk to your dentist about removing them.
Loss of teeth – If you’ve experienced losing a tooth or many teeth in a row, you may need to consider oral surgery and dental implants. While there are other options outside of implants for replacing teeth, implants are a permanent solution to fixing a smile.
Looking for a Brooklyn NY dentist to consult on if you’ll need oral surgery? Contact us for an appointment today at Park Slope Dentistry and our helpful staff will be able to guide you in the right direction.