Surgical Options For Your Teeth & Gums
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 and 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.
Some common oral surgeries include tooth extractions, dental implants, and wisdom tooth removal. Your dentist or oral surgeon can recommend the best course of treatment based on your specific needs and circumstances.
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. Once placed, dental implants can help prevent many issues jaw pain.
While it's always preferable to save a natural tooth, 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. Common reasons for pulling a tooth include excessive tooth damage.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Your wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that will come in. These erupt when you are between 17 and 25 years of age and are also notorious for potentially causing oral health concerns. These additional teeth can be a dysfunctional set, causing issues such as overcrowding.