If you have impacted teeth, tooth loss, or jaw-related problems, Dr. Gerald Hansen may recommend oral surgery in Reno, Nevada.
Wisdom teeth, the third molars, are the most likely to become impacted. Other teeth, like the cuspids and bicuspids, can become impacted too. This means they become trapped between the jawbone and the gums. Impacted teeth can cause swelling, pain, and infection. They can also permanently damage the surrounding teeth and cause cysts or tumors. Oral surgery is needed to remove impacted teeth.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone. During the healing process, the jawbone grows around the implant post, securing it in place. Restorations like dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures can be attached to dental implants.
Feel free to contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.