Before you search for a Grove City oral surgeon, consider meeting with our team at Grove City Dental. We offer many of the same services you'll find when visiting an oral surgeon, saving you time and ensuring your dental care is provided by someone you already know and have come to trust.
Here are some of the main dental issues you may someday require an oral surgeon’s help with:
Wisdom teeth are often the culprits when an impacted tooth is an issue, but any tooth can make you suffer. A tooth becomes impacted when there isn’t enough space in your gums to hold the tooth – as it tries to break through the gums, it can cause sore gums and infections. In the case of wisdom teeth, most often the best course of treatment is an extraction.
Jaw Joint Issues
If you have recurring jaw joint issues, oral surgery may help your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function as it should – but it’s not usually the first line of defense. In almost all cases of TMJ disfunction (TMD), we would recommend a more conservative treatment first – an oral appliances may help reprogram your muscles so you jaw joint can work as it should. If this treatment does not provide relief, oral surgery may.
Used to replace missing teeth, most experienced general dentists are now making dental implant treatment available for their patients. During the first stage of treatment – the oral surgery – a small titanium or ceramic artificial tooth root is placed into your jawbone. When your jawbone has fully grown around the replacement root, the implant is restored with a natural-looking porcelain crown that is permanently placed on the post. Using our in-office same—day crown technology, we could perform a same-day implant restoration – why wait for that brand-new smile if you don’t need to?
If you’ve been missing a tooth for a long time, your jawbone may be smaller than is needed for the successful placement of a dental implant. In this case an oral surgeon or experienced general dentist can place a bone graft – making you a candidate for dental implant treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
While the gold standard of care for sleep apnea is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, a small oral appliance can help those with mild to moderate apnea find relief. For those with severe apnea that is not responding to CPAP treatment, oral surgery may be the next step. This treatment will only be done through working with a specialized sleep physician who is trained to diagnose and treat sleep apnea.
Will I Need a Referral to an Oral Surgeon?
From practice to practice, dentists vary in the type of treatments they provide. While many general family dentists in Grove City still refer patients to an outside oral surgeon, more and more dentists find value in offering additional procedures. At Grove City Dental, our goal is to improve your patient experience by eliminating the need to drive to different locations for your family's dental care needs.
In addition to being able to meet your oral surgery needs, you can see us for the following and more:
- Family Dentistry
- Orthodontics For Teens & Adults
- Crown & Bridge Treatment
- Lower-Radiation Imaging
- Chair-side Consults
- Aesthetic Treatments
- Sports Mouthguards
- Effective & Predictable Whitening.
Our commitment to creating beautiful smiles stems from a desire to boost self-confidence and positively impact every patient's oral health. On the rare occasion we can’t help you directly, we work with a trusted network of specialists and can work as your treatment quarterback by recommending the right specialist for your individual needs.
If you’re looking for a dentist in Grove City to help your family prevent dental issues so you can avoid needing a Grove City oral surgeon in the future – and treat any that do come up, we’d love to welcome you! our friendly team today!
Yours in dental health,
Dr. Scott Schumann, your Grove City Family Dentist