What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery consists of diagnosing and surgically treating diseases, injuries, and defects of the soft and hard tissues of the face, jaws, teeth, and mouth.
Our dentists always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issues, however, there are some situations where the less invasive treatment options just aren't sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that operates similarly to a natural tooth root. Our dentists place dental implants as part of the process for replacing a missing tooth and to assist in restoring your smile.
When a dental implant is combined with a tooth replacement (such as a bridge or crown), it feels and looks like a natural tooth.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some situations where it isn't feasible. If a tooth is too damaged as a result of gum disease, injury, or decay, your dentist might need to remove it.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult's mouth. If the wisdom teeth are creating problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist might suggest having them removed in order to help preserve your oral health.