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Surgical Treatments in Boca Raton Florida
Boca Raton Surgical Treatments
Boca Dental offers the best surgical treatments in dentistry. The dental surgeons at Boca Dental are experts, who attend to every patient with the utmost care. They can help any patient obtain that perfect and beautiful smile that may be desired to enhance their lifestyle or profession.
Surgical Treatments in Boca Raton - What Are They and Who Needs Them?
Dental surgery is a branch of dentistry that involves the artificial modification of the teeth and jaw bones. It goes beyond teeth extraction and may involve the placement of prosthetics to improve dental function and aesthetics.
People need dental surgery for different reasons. It is best to visit a trusted dentist to receive the best care possible. A patient with an experienced dental surgeon will be less anxious at the time of the actual dental surgery.
Surgical Treatments - Endodontics
The most common type of surgical treatment in dentistry is a root canal. It is endodontic in nature since it involves the pulp or the root of the tooth. The entire process of a root canal involves draining the pulp chamber of the tooth to get rid of an infection, or removing the pulp itself to relieve pain temporarily. Then it is finished off with a filling and a crown is placed.
Surgical Treatments - Prosthodontics
Dental prosthetics, also called prosthodontics, is another type of surgical treatment. Some dental prosthetics can be placed during a quick office visit, while others may require surgery to place them. Crowns or caps are attached to cover the tooth after a root canal – these are usually made of gold, tin/aluminum or a composite of ceramic, porcelain and metal.
Veneers, on the other hand are also artificial coverings made of the same materials as caps, but they only cover the front part of the tooth. These are usually recommended for teeth to look aesthetically pleasing.
A bridge is a fixed prosthesis connecting two or more crowns together. This is performed to fill up space between teeth after one has been extracted preventing teeth from moving out of place.
One of the most common artificial forms of dentition are dentures or false teeth. These are usually attached to other teeth by plastic or metal grasps or to the palate via an adhesive.
The least common form of a prosthesis is implants and implant-supported dentures. Implants are surgically implanted to the jawbone, after which an artificial tooth or dentures are attached to the implant. This type of surgery is one of the most complicated surgical treatments in dentistry.
Surgical Treatments - Periodontics
Periodontics is a branch of surgery which deals with infections of the gums and supporting structures around the teeth. Periodontists usually perform surgery on patients with severe gum problems, which may include root surface debridement or the cleaning of the root surfaces through surgery helping treat periodontal infection.
When it comes to maintaining and taking care of implants, the periodontist is the one to see. Their specialty is attaching implants to the gums and underlying bone.
Surgical Treatments – Post-Surgery Care
Aside from performing actual surgery, dental surgeons also prescribe a specific dental hygiene regimen so patients heal better and faster. Given that the mouth is always moist, it is susceptible to bacterial growth and possible infection. Patients must follow the dentist’s orders on how to disinfect and properly care for their wounds after surgery.
Come and take that first step to a beautiful smile. Call (561) 391-6606 Boca Dental & Dentist Michael Gioia to schedule an appointment and find out more about Boca Raton Surgical Treatments.