Learn More About General Dentists and Their Perceptions of TMJ Disorders
In this era of extensive technological advancements, one of the best choices for a qualified dentist can be a general dentist. But can general dentists remove wisdom teeth? Yes, in some cases. Many people consult with a general dentist when they are unsure about their oral health or if they need specific procedures to treat gum disease. A general dentist can perform simple procedures like taking x-rays or doing teeth cleanings to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Both general dentists and Oral Surgeons must complete dental college after earning a bachelor’s degree. In dental school, that usually takes four years of full-time study, students also take coursework in anatomy, phytoplanktoniology, pharmacy, pathology, and basic oral surgery. Oral surgeons will perform advanced surgical procedures for teeth such as the removal of wisdom teeth. They can also perform open-angle glaucoma surgery and cure cavity (invisible maxillofacial disease) through dental surgery. But can general dentists remove wisdom teeth?
During dental school, oral surgeons are trained to surgically remove impacted teeth from all areas of the mouth. They can also perform root canals for impacted teeth or cusps (cushions of soft tissue that can hold teeth in place). Some people have paired pairs of dentures while others may have a single pair with missing teeth. However, most dental professionals will agree that general dentists can help people who need to have corrective dental work done.
Most oral surgery takes place in an operating room on a Level I trauma centre. The “OT” (Operating Treatment Unit) is the one that will have the most invasive techniques performed. Level I trauma centres use general anesthesia to block pain receptors in the patient’s body so that general anesthesia can be given. Before anesthesia can be given, local anesthesia will be used.
General anesthesia can cause certain side effects such as dizziness or unconsciousness. To prevent these side effects, oral surgeons can use general anesthesia before performing their surgery. This helps to prevent any sensation of pain in the patient’s jaw or soft tissue areas. If patients are aware of these potential side effects, they can ask to have the surgery performed before any problems arise.
Most oral surgeons will not perform any open face surgery near the eyes due to potential risks. An open-face procedure can even make it more dangerous because the surgeon cannot see the nerves and the bones that can break during the procedure. For this reason, a good oral surgeon will not do it. However, some oral surgeons may perform oral surgery near the eyes for certain instances. If you have this procedure done, you should ensure that your doctor is certified for it so that you don’t risk your facial bones.
If there is an underlying cause of your TMJ pain, the dentist can perform a procedure called “anteroposterior repositioning”. This procedure can also help with some types of TMJ pain due to inflammation. Anteroposterior repositioning can help relieve some of your symptoms by moving the joint away from your skull and can also correct your bite. Dentists can perform this procedure with local anesthesia.
Some types of TMJ pain can be helped with simple extractions of the wisdom teeth. Your dentist can remove the wisdom tooth if necessary and then replace it with a crown or a bridge if you do not have the necessary teeth to replace it with. If you have badly damaged or misshapen teeth, your dentist can perform a wisdom tooth extraction surgery to straighten out the tooth and make it stronger.