What is Oral Surgery?
Oral Surgery is a branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. Common oral surgery procedures include tooth extractions (removal), wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, and corrective jaw surgery. Oral surgeons are also trained in diagnosing and treating oral cancer.
Oral surgery in Tijuana is becoming increasingly popular among American and Canadian patients seeking affordable dental care. Mexico’s proximity to the United States, as well as its reputation for providing high-quality medical care, makes it an attractive destination for those in need of dental work.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Because there is often not enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (stuck and unable to grow in properly). Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of problems, including pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is a common oral surgery procedure that can help to alleviate these problems.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to support a restoration (crown, bridge, or denture) for a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium and fuse with the jawbone to provide support for the restoration. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and they are also often used to support removable dentures.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery, also called orthognathic surgery, is performed to correct a wide variety of dental and facial irregularities. The most common reason for corrective jaw surgery is to improve the function and appearance of the teeth and jaws. However, this type of surgery can also be used to treat sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.
Why Choose Bartell Dental?
There are a number of reasons why oral surgery in Tijuana at Bartell Dental may be a good option for you. First, the cost of dental care in Mexico is often much lower than what you would pay in the United States. This can be a significant savings, particularly if you require multiple procedures.
Second, the quality of care you will receive in Bartell Dental of Tijuana is often on par with what you would receive in the United States. Bartell Dental has a number of highly trained and experienced dental surgeons who can provide you with the same level of care you would receive at home.
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The tooth that is to receive an extraction is numbed with local anesthetic. Prior to the injection a small amount of cherry flavored topical is placed in order to prevent or reduce the pain associated with a dental numbing shot. Bartell Dental will always try to deliver a pain-less shot to ease our patients because we care about you.
Once the tooth to be extracted is completely numb, special dental instruments called elevators and forceps are used to loosen and remove the tooth.
When the tooth is removed, it takes 12-24 weeks for the area to heal completely and fill up with bone. The healing time varies depending on the type of tooth removed, size of the roots, etc.