What is Oral Surgery?
Injuries, diseases and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaws and teeth need to be diagnosed and surgically treated.
While we aim to employ the least invasive treatment we can for any given dental issue, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this is not feasible. If a tooth is too severely damaged due do injury, gum disease or decay, your dentist may need to remove it surgically.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
This final set of molars erupts in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend having them removed to help protect your oral health.
If the frenum - a small piece of tissue joining your tongue, cheeks or lips to your gum area - is restricting function, your dentist may recommend a frenectomy to remove it. Though our dentist typically performs frenectomies for babies, this procedure can be safely completed for patients of all ages. The condition is referred to as tongue-tied, cheek-tied or lip-tied.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
During a bone graft, your dentist adds bone tissue to your jaw bone, helping to strengthen it so that it can support a dental implant. A sinus lift is a type of bone graft in which your dentist adds bone material to your upper back jaw, to increase and raise the amount of bone in the sinus area so a dental implant may be placed.