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 try to use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, there are times when less invasive treatment options are simply insufficient and oral surgery is required.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that works in the same way as a natural tooth root. Our dentists use dental implants to replace missing teeth and help you restore your smile. A dental implant, when combined with a tooth replacement like a crown or bridge, should have the appearance and feel of a natural tooth.
A gum graft is a procedure that involves removing gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it to another area of the gums. To protect your oral health, a gum graft can help to cover exposed tooth roots, repair receding gums, and reduce associated symptoms like severe tooth sensitivity or eventual tooth loss.
While it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, it is not always possible. If a tooth is severely damaged due to decay, gum disease, or injury, it may need to be extracted by your dentist.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are normally the last set of molars to emerge in the back corners of an adult's mouth. If your wisdom teeth are interfering with your oral hygiene, your dentist may advise you to have them extracted to help preserve your oral health.