Has your dentist referred you to an oral surgeon and it’s causing you anxiety? That’s a normal response, mostly because people are unfamiliar with exactly what an oral surgeon does. One might immediately picture a wisdom tooth extraction and cringe. But an oral surgeon does much more than pulling teeth. In fact, they are the front line when it comes to oral health and mouth reconstruction.
What is an oral surgeon?
An oral surgeon (formally known as a maxillofacial surgeon) is a dental specialist. All dentists, whether they are generalists or specialists, spend seven or eight years in college and dental college earning a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine). An oral surgeon, though, spends an additional four to six years of training after dental school, mostly in a hospital-based surgical environment.
What does an oral surgeon do?
Dental surgical procedures performed by an oral surgeon include simple and complicated teeth extractions (including wisdom teeth); dental implant placement; repair of broken bones in the jaws and face; removal of cysts and tumors of the jaws; soft tissue biopsies; jaw realignment surgery; and cosmetic and TMJ surgeries.
Talk to your dentist
If you have problems with your teeth, gums, or jaws, see your dentist, even if the pain is in the area around your mouth or face. They can evaluate your needs and refer you to an oral surgeon, if necessary. In Wheeling, IL, Dr. Daniel Kim, DDS, DICOI, performs both tradition dental examinations as well as oral surgery related to dental implants and mouth reconstruction. Do you find yourself in pain, discomfort or embarrassed of your teeth? Let Dr. Kim and his staff help you. Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.
If you look in the mirror and do not like how your smile looks, you can turn to our team at Northwest Implant Dental Spa for a full mouth restoration. If you are missing teeth, we can replace the areas with a fixed prosthesis or a screw-retained implant. Discover if a complete mouth restoration is ideal for you below.
Permanent Solution- By having prosthetic teeth implanted into your jaw, you can enjoy a permanent solution. Dentures on the other hand typically fall out at unexpected times.
Healthy Gums-Since the implant will need to be secured into your jawbone, it is vital to have healthy gums. We will need to examine your gums to ensure dental implants are the right choice for you.
Free Consultation- If you are unsure if you are a good candidate for a full mouth restoration, you can come in for a free consultation. We can determine if this is the best route to take for you.
Our dental staff wants you to love your smile, so we will do everything we can to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. To schedule a mouth reconstruction consultation, call our dental office at (847) 629-4875 today. We look forward to creating a dental plan for your needs.
Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you and it helps you make a great first impression. To keep making a great impression on people, you need to create an oral health care routine to follow every day. Check out three things to incorporate into your plan below.
Flossing- It is recommended that you floss at least once a day, to ensure no food is stuck in between your teeth.
Brushing- You should brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes. You could even take it to the next level by brushing your teeth after every meal to ensure food is not staying behind and sticking to your teeth.
Balanced Diet- The food and drinks you consume can have a positive or negative impact on your teeth depending on if it is high in sugar. Sugary drinks like soda are extremely bad for your teeth because it can cause cavities. When you make healthy dietary choices, your teeth will be healthier.
We hope these tips will help you establish a healthy oral care routine. You can turn to us for a dental exam, mouth reconstruction, dental implants, and crowns. To schedule an appointment at our office, you can call us at (847) 629-4875 right now.
If you have ever traveled abroad, then you may have noticed that people do not seem to smile the way they do here in the United States. You are not alone. In fact, most people in Europe know that if someone is smiling at them, that these people are most likely American. Sociologists have taken a look at this phenomenon and it turns out there is a reason why Americans tend to smile more.
In this study, they found that people in the United States, as well as Canada, tend to smile more because it is more diverse than other countries. Because we are so diverse, we tend to rely more on non-verbal emotional expressions than other countries that have fewer immigrants. Smiling when you do not understand the language allows individuals to bond socially. Even if you do not interact with people who have immigrated to the US, Americans still tend to smile because they want to be part of the crowd.
Do you want to smile more but have problems with your teeth? The Northwest Implant Dental Spa is proud to provide mouth reconstruction services for individuals who have problems with their teeth. See Dr. Kim today and learn more about what he can do for you.
Sitting down and enjoying a meal is a luxury that every person can enjoy – that is unless they have issues with their teeth. When you have trouble chewing, experiencing pain every time you take a bite, you should contact a professional to help you with mouth reconstruction services. With a little help, you will be able to get back to enjoying your favorite foods whenever you would like.
There are many reasons why you may be having pain when you eat. It could be as simple as sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures or as complicated as damage to the root of the tooth. Other issues that may cause pain include oral infections, teeth moving around, or cavities. When you come to see a mouth restoration professional, you will be able to receive crowns and dental surgery, as well as dental implants that are able to anchor prosthetic teeth properly.
Dr. Daniel Kim of the Northwest Implant Dental Spa is ready and willing to assist you with mouth restoration services. If other dentists have told you that you are not a good candidate for these services because of bone or tissue problems, Dr. Kim is willing to take a look at your teeth and offer you solutions.