What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery consists of diagnosing and surgically treating injuries, diseases, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the teeth, mouth, jaws, and face.
While our dentists always aim to use the least invasive treatment possible for any dental issue, there are some situations where less invasive treatment options just aren't enough, and oral surgery is needed.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that operates similar to the natural root of a tooth. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the tooth replacement process to help restore your smile. A dental implant, combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, feels and looks like a natural tooth.
When conducting a gum graft your dentist takes gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplants it to another area of the gums. A gum graft could help cover tooth roots that are exposed, repair receding gums, and reduce any associated symptoms, including severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to maintain your dental health.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, there are situations where it isn't feasible. If a tooth has too much damage from decay, injury, or gum disease, your dentist might have to remove it.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a typical adult's mouth. If the wisdom teeth are creating problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist might suggest having them removed to help protect your oral health.
Frenectomy procedures eliminate a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your lips, tongue, or cheeks to your gum area. Our dentists conduct frenectomies for babies, children, and adults when their frenum is restricting function, which is often called tongue-tied, lip-tied, or cheek-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
A bone graft is a procedure where your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, making it strong enough to support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft where your dentist adds bone material to the upper back jaw to raise and increase the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.