Why Your Child Might Need An Oral Surgeon

When you hear about “oral surgery” do you immediately think of an adult, referred for a tooth implant placement or implant supported dentures? While many adults benefit from services provided by caring oral surgeons in Rohnert Park, CA, the need for oral surgery can come at any age. Oral surgeons work in close contact with dentists and orthodontists, to make sure patients receive the care needed to greet the world with a healthy, comfortable and attractive smile. Whether it is an overcrowded mouth or a correcting a congenital bite issue, referral to an oral surgeon means your child is in good hands.

Jaw Corrections in Young Patients

When jaws and teeth do not meet properly, a child may have trouble speaking, chewing, and joining in games with a confident smile. In some cases, there may be orthodontic solutions, but braces alone cannot always provide the jaw movement needed. In these cases, referral for orthognathic (jaw) surgery offers a path to not only better health, but a happier and more attractive smile.

Wisdom Teeth Removal for Young Adults

While wisdom teeth sometimes erupt (or stay within the gums) and do not cause problems, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates between 60-85% of Americans do have their wisdom teeth removed. This is often done in the young adult years, when X-rays have determined that the teeth are impacted (blocked) by other teeth or bone, or that the wisdom teeth will cause overcrowding. Scheduling wisdom tooth removal at a convenient time is a better situation than waiting for problems that require urgent care at a later date.

Tooth Extractions

While keeping a healthy tooth in place is always the best option, tooth decay or injury can compromise a tooth at any age. Even young patients can develop an abscess, cavity or other issue that is beyond restorative help, and requires tooth extraction. Once this measure is taken, an oral surgeon has prepared the way for dental and orthodontic measures to take place and restore the health of your child’s smile. Video testimonials allow parents to share their relief when tooth and jaw issues are addressed.

Could Oral Surgery Help Save Your Child’s Smile?

It may be surprising to hear that oral surgery could benefit your child. A consultation visit is the first step towards getting your child the needed care. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.