What Is Major Dental Surgery?

Maintaining good dental health will sometimes require more than just keeping up with your dental visits. If you have a severe dental issue, you may be in need of dental surgery in Washington, DC. Dr. Julian Moiseiwitsch and Dr. Naghmeh Latifi of D.C. Endodontics is here to help. Keep reading to learn more. 

When Is Surgery Needed?

Surgery can be needed for a number of dental issues. The most common types of surgery will often include tooth extractions. Depending on the severity of the damage to the tooth, this could be a simple extraction or a  more involved process. When teeth are severely cracked or broken, it may be necessary for the tooth to be removed in separate pieces. 

Another form of surgery you might receive at the dentist can include root canals. This is a very involved procedure used to save a tooth from needing extraction. 

Restorative gum surgery is another type of procedure used when there has been damage to the gum line or when the gum line has receded because of gum disease. During this procedure, tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and grafted to the gums. 

Another form of major surgery would include dental implants. Implants are used to replace damaged or missing teeth. 

What Are The Risks?

As with any type of surgery, dental surgery in Washington, DC carries with it certain risk factors. The most common risk is the risk of infection following surgery. This is why it is imperative that patients follow all post-surgery care instructions. If you do have surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment scheduled. It is very important that you go to all of your follow-up appointments so that your dentist can observe how you are healing and diagnose any problems early on.

If you would like to learn more about our services, or if you are in need of dental surgery in Washington, DC, please contact Dr. Moiseiwitsch and Dr. Laftifi at D.C. Endodontics by calling 202-364-0234. 

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