In the world of oral health care, oral surgeons like Dr. Scherer often hear confusion from patients about why they would need an oral surgeon. Many residents automatically equate oral surgery to wisdom teeth removal, and that’s it. But oral surgeons do so much more than remove wisdom teeth for teenagers. In fact, many of the surgeries Dr. Scherer performs can be life-changing – literally.
At Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center, Dr. Scherer practices the full scope of oral surgical procedures and utilizes a complete range of anesthetic techniques for the comfort of his patients. Oral surgeons acquire additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after their graduation from dental school, making them uniquely qualified to safely perform more involved procedures. Dr. Scherer is trained and qualified to address a wide variety of oral health problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Below, you will find a list of 3 of the most common reasons you may need the help of an oral surgeon.
• Tooth Extractions
While you may think that general dentists do all the tooth extractions, the truth is, many patients who need to have a tooth removed are referred to an oral surgeon. Because of the additional training oral surgeons receive, they are able to safely extract teeth that are diseased, broken, or impacted more effectively and with the proper anesthesia.
• Dental Implants
Another common reason men and women seek the help of an oral surgeon like Dr. Scherer is for dental implants. Patients who have loose or missing teeth benefit greatly from this permanent tooth replacement system, which fully restores oral function for patients and gives them a beautiful smile they can be proud of!
• Bone Grafting
Men and women who have been missing teeth for an extended period of time, often suffer from jawbone resorption, or deterioration. This means that the bone where your natural teeth once were, is no longer stimulated by tooth roots, and because of that, it will begin to shrink and weaken. This can lead to additional tooth loss and can even change the shape of your face! If you plan to have dental implants in the future, but have jawbone resorption, you will need to have a bone graft performed by Dr. Scherer first to ensure dental implant success.
Choose Dr. Scherer of Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center As Your Oral Surgeon
At Wheaton Oral Surgery and Implant Center, our entire surgical staff is expertly trained, skilled, and certified. This provides patients with the expertise and positive experience they expect when choosing the services of an oral surgeon. In addition, Dr. Scherer believes that learning never stops, which is why he and his team fulfill their responsibilities to their patients through continuing education training, dental conventions, seminars, and lectures.
If you think you’ll need an oral surgeon for your oral health condition, call Dr. Scherer today at (630) 364-2888 to schedule your initial appointment.