Oral Surgery Specialist

La Michoacana Dental Clinic

Dentists located in Houston, TX

Wisdom teeth extraction and certain tooth conditions require the skilled hand of an oral surgeon, but wouldn’t you prefer the trusted care of your regular dental care provider to seeing a stranger? With two Houston locations and a knowledgeable, compassionate team of dental experts, La Michoacana Dental Clinic provides comprehensive oral surgery offerings as well as family dentistry services. For the convenience of seeing a dentist and oral surgeon in the same office, call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at La Michoacana Dental Clinic today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a specialized area of dentistry that focuses on surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of your mouth, teeth, and jaws. Oral surgeons require extensive training beyond that of a regular dentist.

Typically, most dentists refer you out to an oral surgeon for treatment. The team at La Michoacana Dental Clinic includes highly trained oral surgeons, offering you the convenience of scheduling and managing your oral surgery needs without visiting a different office.

Why Would I Need Oral Surgery?

Most adults opt for oral surgery around the time their wisdom teeth start coming in, usually between ages 17-25. Aside from wisdom teeth extraction, oral surgeons at La Michoacana perform the following procedures:

  • Simple and Surgical Tooth Extractions: If your tooth is damaged or diseased, an extraction may be necessary. Simple extractions involve removing your tooth with forceps above the gumline. If your tooth breaks or is covered by gums, you may require a surgical extraction. This means your oral surgeon makes a small incision to remove the broken or impacted tooth through your gums.
  • Root Tip Extractions: Also called an apicoectomy, this surgery removes abnormal or infected tissue from the tip of your tooth’s root. This procedure may be appropriate if your tooth root gets infected after a root canal.
  • Alveoloplasty: This procedure smooths and reshapes your jawbone. Alveoloplasty may be necessary to correct irregularities in your jaw that can happen as a result of missing or extracted teeth.
  • Abscess Drainage: An infected tooth may lead to a dental abscess, or an infection that spreads to your mouth, face, jaw, or throat. If left untreated, a dental abscess can spread further and become dangerous.

Why Would I Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgery procedure. Many people choose to have these third set of molars removed. Common reasons for wisdom tooth removal include:

  • They’re impacted, or trapped below your gums or jawbone
  • They grow in at the wrong angle
  • They cause sinus pain and congestion
  • They cause inflamed gums and cavities

If you think you may need oral surgery and want the best care possible, call La Michoacana Dental Clinic or book an appointment online today.

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