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 a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is required.
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 and assist in restoring your smile. A dental implant and a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge should look and feel much like a natural tooth.
A bone graft is a procedure where bone tissue is added to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant or bridge. Bone grafting can also be used to help limit or prevent bone recession following a tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or other invasive processes.
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, it may need to be removed by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that grow in the back corners of an adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems with your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.