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 jaws.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem, in some cases, oral surgery is required when less invasive treatment options will not suffice.
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 of replacing a missing tooth and assisting in restoring your smile. A dental implant paired with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge can look and feel much like a natural tooth.
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. This process makes the jaw bone strong enough to support a dental implant.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, gum disease or injury, your dentist may need to extract the tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a typical adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing discomfort to problems with your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to preserve your oral health.