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, oral surgery is required as less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient.
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, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums. A gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss, to protect your oral health.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth as opposed to removing it, 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 final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems with your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing these teeth to help preserve your oral health.