What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaw.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some cases oral surgery is required when less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. A tooth may need to be removed if it is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the average adult mouth. Your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health if they are causing hygiene issues or discomfort.
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone to strengthen the area if it is deemed too soft or thin to support an implant. During this procedure, the dentist will graft bone from another part of your body or special bone grafting material onto your jaw bone. Once the area heals, an implant is placed.
A frenectomy procedure to eliminate 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 when the frenum is restricting function, commonly referred to as tongue-tied, lip-tied or cheek-tied.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that functions like a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process to replace a missing tooth, helping to restore your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.