There are times when a tooth extraction is just not as simple.
For example, there are cases in which some gum tissue or bone needs to be removed. And to make things easier (and reduce pain) for you, performing the extraction by surgery is better.
Other reasons might include a tooth breaking while in extraction, or something within the dental roots that would otherwise make it more difficult for both, you and your dentist.
Wisdom teeth are the ones which, if you have them, grew during your late teen years or by adulthood, and are to be found in each one of the four corners in your mouth.
For some people, they are not a problem.
But for others, they either hurt, break or get stuck, because they don’t have the right amount of space that other teeth do have.
In those cases, removing them with surgery might be the way to go. That will ensure that pain will stop.
And it’s also worth considering that those spaces are hard to reach, so the chances of decay, bacteria and tartar accumulating are way higher, even if you have a nice cleaning habit.
If you’ve opted for dental implants as your solution, but your dentist is having (or would have) trouble placing them, the reason may be that you’re in need of bone support. That is where a sinus lift comes in handy.
By cutting a little in your gum tissue and a small circle in your current bone, your surgeon will insert the piece in your sinus and fill the rest with a bone graft.
With this, and after a few months of recovery, your dentist will be able to place your implants.