Some of the most common types of oral surgery our dentist at Dental Aesthetic performs include tooth extractions, bone grafts, gum grafts, and procedures for tooth or jawbone damage caused as a result of external trauma. Most of these procedures are performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort and prevent you from feeling any pain. If needed, our dentist can also discuss sedation options with you before your surgery.

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An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from its jawbone socket. This procedure may be necessary when the teeth are damaged to such an extent that they can’t be treated with dental restorations or other procedures.

Some of the most common reasons for extracting a tooth include severe tooth decay that cannot be fixed with a filling or crown, orthodontic treatment, impacted wisdom teeth, etc.

A bone graft is performed to increase the volume of bone tissue in the jawbone. Our dentist may recommend a bone graft before performing dental implantation – the procedure of placing dental implants to replace missing natural teeth. Since implants are placed directly in the jawbone, optimum volume and size become crucial factors when deciding your candidacy.

To perform a bone graft, the dentist will extract healthy bone tissue from a different part of the mouth or body and graft it to the deteriorated region. Donor or artificial grafts may also be used.

The gums hold the teeth in place, protect the tooth roots, and also impact the aesthetics of your smile. They are soft tissues that easily get infected by the microbes in the mouth, especially in tartar deposits. When you develop gum disease, the gum line recedes below the optimum level and exposes the sensitive root surfaces.

Our dentist may recommend a gum graft to restore the gums after they have receded. Healthy soft tissue will be extracted from the palate and grafted to the receded area. After a healing period of a few weeks, the newly grafted tissue will fuse with the existing one.

Being involved in an automobile accident, a bad fall, or perhaps a sport-related injury may cause oral tissue damage. While some may be minor, such as bruises or cuts, some may be more severe in the form of broken or chipped teeth, fractured jawbone, severe wounds to the lips or cheeks, etc. In such cases, immediate dental attention would be required to treat the condition and tend to the injuries.

At Dental Aesthetic in Sun City, AZ, Dr. AL Ahmad specialized in oral surgery and can help you regain your oral health. To schedule your appointment with Dr. AL Ahmad, contact us at (623) 300-5432.