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 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, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
Dental implants can help you to retain your facial structure by preventing surrounding teeth from shifting. This procedure can help resolve bite issues or jaw joint pain, and help restore your appearance.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, sometimes 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 teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. Some adults do not have sufficient space for these teeth to erupt. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.