You’re likely already aware that it’s important to schedule regular visits to your dentist to monitor your oral health. Unfortunately, not everyone is on top of this, which may result in a dental emergency that requires oral surgery in Coconut Grove. Here are four signs that surgery is likely.
1. You Have a Missing or Damaged Tooth
A chipped, cracked, loose, or knocked-out tooth can induce gum disease, infections, and other issues, so it’s important to receive care for it ASAP.
If your tooth is knocked out, pick it up by the crown and not the root, then gently rinse off any dirt or debris. Reposition the tooth in its socket if possible, or put it in milk. There are also emergency tooth preservation kits.
2. You Experience Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth can cause pain, damage, infection, and decay if they become trapped, either fully or partially, under the gums. If you experience these symptoms, surgery is required to remove the teeth and prevent further issues.
3. You Have Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)
Temporomandibular joint disorders affect your jaw muscles and surrounding nerves in the area. These disorders can cause headaches, earaches, jaw pain and soreness, clenching or grinding of your teeth, clicking or popping of your jaw, and locking of your jaw.
These incredibly uncomfortable disorders can warrant oral surgery in Coconut Grove if they’re resistant to other treatments.
4. You Have a Loss of Jawbone Density
A loss in jawbone density most often occurs when there is a missing tooth and a delay in getting it replaced. It may require a dental bone graft if there is substantial loss. This is just one more reason it’s important to stay on top of your dental health.
Whether you’re a new patient or a recurring one at our practice, People First Dentistry is here to help you restore your dental health with our many surgical and non-surgical dental services!
Reach us at 786-310-3540 to schedule your appointment at our conveniently located Miami office!