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 jaw.
Although we always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem, in some cases, oral surgery is required when 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 aid in restoring your smile. A dental implant, together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels much like your 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, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth is too severely damaged as a result of decay, gum disease, or injury, it may require an extraction.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If wisdom teeth are causing problems with your oral hygiene, extraction may be necessary to help preserve your oral health.
A frenectomy procedure to eliminate a frenum, a small piece of tissue that connects your cheeks, tongue, or lips to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children, and adults when the frenum is restricting function. This is commonly referred to as 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, raising and increasing the amount of bone in the sinus area to place a dental implant.