What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery is 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 to use the least invasive treatment option for a given dental problem, in some cases, less invasive treatment options are simply insufficient, and oral surgery is required.
We may recommend oral surgery for a number of reasons, including impacted wisdom teeth, to replace a missing tooth, or to treat severe gum disease.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that acts like a natural tooth root. Our dentists use dental implants to replace missing teeth and help restore your smile.
A dental implant, when combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, looks and feels very similar to a natural tooth.
Dental implants are available at our Grant Park Mall location.
Tooth Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Removal
While it is always preferable to save a natural tooth, it is not always possible. Your dentist might need to extract a tooth if it has suffered significant damage from decay, gum disease or injury.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your dentist is concerned about the position of your wisdom teeth they may recommend removing them to avoid any future complications.
The goal of a bone graft is to strengthen your jawbone to be able to support a dental implant and help you replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bone graft is a procedure in which your dentist replaces missing bone with either material from your own body or an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute.
A gum graft is a procedure that involves removing gum tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it to another area of the gums. A gum graft may be used help to cover exposed tooth roots or repair receding gums to reduce associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss.