What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery consists of diagnosing and surgically treating diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws.
While we always strive to use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, there are some cases wherein less invasive treatment options will not adequately address the problem.
Although always preferable to save a natural tooth, it's not always possible. To maintain your oral health, tooth or teeth damaged by decay, gum disease or injury, may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves the function of a tooth root. As part of the process of replacing a missing tooth and helping to restore your smile, our dentists place dental implants. The implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, has looks and functions much like a natural tooth.
A frenectomy is a procedure that removes a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue or lips to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting function, a condition commonly called tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
In some cases, patients that need dental implants may not have the bone density in their jaw to support an implant. A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, strengthening it enough to support a dental implant.