What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery involves the diagnosis and surgical treatment of issues relating to the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws. This can include the treatment of diseases, injuries, or defects of the hard and soft tissue in these areas.
While we always use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply not enough and oral surgery is required.
If you require oral surgery, your dentist will clearly outline the procedure, including any preparation or post-operative necessary.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that works in the same way as a natural tooth root. Dental implants are used by our dentists as part of the process of replacing a missing tooth and restoring your smile.
A dental implant, when combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, has the appearance and feel of a natural tooth.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
While it is preferable to save a natural tooth, it is not always possible. If a tooth is severely damaged due to decay, gum disease, or injury, it may need to be extracted by your dentist.
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of an adult's mouth. If your wisdom teeth are interfering with your oral hygiene, your dentist may advise you to have them extracted to help preserve your oral health.