Oral surgery in Acton can be helpful for a number of dental issues, including tooth extractions, dental implants and corrective jaw surgery, but for a number of people the idea of oral surgery sounds as scary as general surgery. While this can be true for some surgical dental treatments, there are also some that are somewhat less dramatic and invasive.
A simple and common form of oral surgery, tooth extraction may be needed for a number of reasons, including trauma and poor dental health, and is quite a straight forward procedure. Unlike some surgeries that require a day or two of recovery in a hospital bed, tooth extractions are short and apart from the alien feeling of a lost tooth and perhaps some aching afterwards, there is no need for recovery time
An increasingly common procedure, dental implants are another fairly simple treatment. The actual treatment time can vary depending on the intensity and number of dental implants needed. The general recovery time also varies and is debated amongst specialists, but can range from 2 to 6 months. The recovery time can also differ from person to person and is affected by the quality and quantity of bone structure in the jaw.
Corrective jaw surgery is used for a number of things, including TMJ and other joint issues, as well as helping with trauma, incorrect bite, chewing, grinding of teeth and other problems related to the jaw. The choice to have the surgery will be decided by you, your dentist and a surgeon. Once the go ahead has been decided, the actual surgery should take anything from just one hour to multiple hours. Depending on intensity the recovery time can also vary from around 2 weeks to multiple months, depending on whether lower, upper or both jaws are worked on.
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