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9700 S. Dixie Hw., Suite 910, Miami, Fl 33156
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Oral Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction surgery is often performed to prevent future dental issues or to correct an existing problem. Around the age of 18,
adults have 32 teeth, 16 on top and 16 on bottom and yet the average mouth can only hold 28 teeth. Dental complications can arise when the
four extra teeth, known as the Third Molars, or “wisdom teeth” erupt, forcing their way into the space.Wisdom Teeth Removal, wisdom tooth surgery, impacted tooth removal

Because your jaw may not have enough space for your wisdom teeth, they can emerge at awkward angles resulting in crowded space. If they erupt they may erupt partially through the gums causing a gum tissue
flap to grow over them. Food and germs are more easily prone to get caught under this flap and become difficult to clean resulting in infection.

Your wisdom teeth can also become impacted meaning they become stuck in the jaw and never break through the gums. Serious complications can arise from impacted teeth including infection or damage to the bone, nerves or other teeth.

Wisdom teeth extraction is an out patient surgery and generally requires only a few days recovery time. Local anesthetic is usually used to numb the area around the tooth unless multiple or all wisdom teeth will be removed in which case a general anesthetic is usually used.

During the extraction process the gum tissue is opened over the tooth and any bone on the surface of the tooth is removed. The tissue
connecting the tooth to the bone is separated and the tooth is then removed. In some cases the tooth is broken into smaller pieces for
easier extraction.

After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Cotton gauze is placed over the wound to help stop the bleeding.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery (Orthognathic surgery) treats the misalignment of the jaw through surgical repositioning. Jaw surgery may be for you if you have an abnormal bite or have a misaligned jaw. People in need of jaw surgery often have:
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  • Difficulty with eating
  • Speech or breathing problems
  • Chronic jaw pain or an open bite.

During a comprehensive examination, our surgeons will use facial x-rays to explain the best surgery routes available to you. This consultation will help you better understand how your bite will be improved.

This surgery moves your jaw into a new position to improve the functionality of the relationship between your teeth and jaws. While you will find that your smile will undergo an aesthetic improvement, more importantly, the new positioning will improve your long term dental health.

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