What is Oral Surgery?
Injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws need accurate and timely diagnosis so they can be appropriately treated. This is the domain of oral surgery.
While we always use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options will simply not be enough to treat the condition and oral surgery is needed.
This small titanium screw works similar to a natural tooth root. As part of the process to replace missing teeth and help protect your smile, dentists place dental implants. Together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
A frenum is a small piece of tissue that connects your lips, cheeks or tongue to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomy procedures to eliminate the frenum. This surgery can be done for babies, children and adults if the frenum is restricting function - commonly referred to as lip-tied, cheek-tied or tongue-tied.
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.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.