When teeth are damaged, the preferred solution is to restore them. However, if the teeth are severely damaged, saving them may not be possible. By attempting to do so, your oral, and overall, health may be placed in jeopardy. In these cases, tooth extractions may be recommended. You may also be recommended for a surgical extraction in the instance of impacted wisdom teeth. We can remove your impacted or severely damaged teeth, preventing more significant issues from developing.
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Dental implants are a modern solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring their functions. This treatment uses small titanium posts to provide support for your replacement teeth. Placing dental implants requires the surgical placement of the posts into your jaw. As you heal, your bone fuses to the posts. This process, called osseointegration, stabilizes the posts in your jaw so they can hold your new teeth securely in place. We can place dental implants to meet many different needs, including placing multiple tooth implants, as needed. We can also perform treatments such as bone grafting, sinus lifts, and nerve repositioning, helping to ensure the stability of your implants.
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Orthognathic surgery, or reconstructive jaw surgery, is a procedure designed to treat issues related to your jaw, such as poor alignment and facial trauma. It may also be recommended to treat certain congenital defects or other skeletal defects. The procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia, may require reshaping the jaw or repositioning it. The jaws or teeth may need to be realigned.
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Sleep apnea is a condition that affects your quality of sleep. The condition can leave you with chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and trouble functioning during the day. If the condition goes on long enough, you may also be faced with serious health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. In many cases, sleep apnea can be treated with lifestyle changes, C-PAP, or an oral appliance. In severe cases, surgery may be required. These treatments may involve repositioning the jaw or tongue or removing excess tissue that is blocking your airway.
Tumors are growths in your soft tissues. These growths may be benign, but they can also be cancerous. Cancerous tumors need to be removed to stop the spread of cancerous cells. We can provide complete removal of a tumor to help stop the spread of the abnormal cells and restore your oral health.
Cleft lips and cleft palates are congenital, or birth, defects. These issues develop while an unborn baby is still developing. A cleft lip occurs when the left and right side of the lip do not come together properly. A cleft palate occurs when the left and ride side of the palate, or roof of the mouth, do not come together correctly. These issues result in gaps or holes. Surgery is needed to repair them, improving aesthetics as well as functionality.
As oral surgeons, we offer many different surgical treatments to restore your oral health and improve your quality of life. Call Treasure Valley Oral & Facial Surgery at (208) 343-0909 to schedule your appointment today.