Oral Surgery

Brookshire Dental P.A. -  - Dentist

Brookshire Dental P.A.

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Hurst, TX

Dr. Afkami is a leading provider of oral surgery to patients throughout Hurst and the surrounding Fort Worth area. At Brookshire Dental Group, Dr. Afkami is specially trained to treat a number of conditions through the use of oral surgery and care, including dental implant placement and wisdom teeth removal.

Oral Surgery Q & A

Brookshire Dental P.A.

Should I have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the very last to emerge in a person’s mouth. Unfortunately, most people don’t have enough room for these teeth to fit properly and this can cause the teeth to erupt pointing in the wrong direction. They can even become impacted, or stuck, under teeth which have already erupted. This problem goes hand in hand with pressure and discomfort. This pressure can even damage the existing teeth and cause tooth loss. It can also interfere with a person’s sinuses and ears. These reasons are why the wisdom teeth are normally removed.

What is a Dental Implant Procedure?

Dental implants are placed in three appointments. During the initial appointment, the dental implant’s post, which is made from titanium, is implanted in the person’s jaw bone. Then the post is allowed to join with the surrounding bone tissue for several weeks. If required, a bone graft may be employed to supply bone tissue to the affected area. Once the post has joined with the bone, the abutment will be attached in the next appointment. The abutment is designed to connect the titanium post to an artificial tooth or crown. An impression of the gap will be made so that the crown will fit exactly. During the last appointment, the artificial tooth, bridge, crown, or denture is connected to the implant post and smoothed until it fits evenly with the teeth next to it.

What is a Sinus Lift?

The sinus lift is a procedure used to address a person’s upper jawbone using bone grafts to prepare it for accepting a dental implant. This helps to make sure that the upper jawbone can fully support the dental implant. It also creates space between the sinus and upper jawbone for the titanium post. Bone grafts used during the procedure are traditionally acquired from a bone tissue bank or from another location within the person’s body.