What is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws is known as oral surgery.
While we try and use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, there are times when less invasive treatment options are simply not enough and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root of a missing tooth. Our dentists use dental implants to replace missing teeth and help you restore your smile. A dental implant, when combined with a tooth replacement, such as a crown or bridge, resembles a natural tooth in appearance and feel.
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.
While saving a natural tooth is always preferable, there are times when it isn't possible. Your dentist may need to extract a tooth if it has been badly damaged by decay, gum disease, or injury.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge in the back of an adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems with oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend wisdom tooth extraction.
Bone grafting is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, usually in preparation for a dental implant. Your dentist may recommend a bone graft if they believe that your jaw bone is too thin or soft to support an implant.
During this procedure, your dentist will graft bone from another part of your body or special bone grafting material onto your jaw bone. Once the bone graft has healed, the dental implant can be placed.