Surgery for Orthodontics
Mason & North Cincinnati, OH
Unfortunately, very few people are born with a perfect smile. At some point in their lives, most people will need to undergo some form of orthodontic treatment. In some cases, your orthodontist will tell you to visit Martin Periodontics for additional procedures.
As baby teeth fall out, our adult teeth quickly grow in to replace them. In some situations, a person's adult teeth (typically their canine teeth) may grow in at an angle or in such a way that normal eruption does not occur. The tooth may become trapped and have no way of coming out properly, much like an impacted wisdom tooth. If your orthodontist notes this condition, he or she may recommend visiting us at Martin Periodontics for an evaluation for tooth exposure.
Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the very last of your adult teeth to develop, erupting in your late teens to early 20s. Long ago, the wisdom teeth used to serve a function. Prior to the invention of cooking, the wisdom teeth were essential for breaking down a variety of coarse foods that made up the human diet. However, after cooking, the wisdom teeth were no longer needed. The jaw began to shrink, but the wisdom teeth still develop. These teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted and can cause several significant issues. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, Martin Periodontics can help with wisdom tooth removal.
Your teeth are the strongest substance in your body. Believe it or not, they are actually stronger than your bones. Despite their strength, your teeth are not indestructible. While minor damage may only affect the aesthetics of your teeth, more significant damage, or severe bone loss due to periodontal disease, can also impact your oral health. When faced with compromised teeth, the ideal solution is to save them. In the event of severe damage or extensive bone loss, however, the affected teeth may need to be extracted. Martin Periodontics can help.
When your dentist advises extraction of a tooth, socket grafting is recommended to help preserve the size and shape of the bone in the area.
While most orthodontic therapy can be completed without additional treatments, if you have a more complex case, your orthodontist may recommend that you visit us at Martin Periodontics for an evaluation regarding surgically-facilitated orthodontics. This procedure aids in speeding up and maximizing the potential of your tooth and bone movement during orthodontics.
Call Martin Periodontics at (513) 445-4282 today to schedule your consultation.