Oral Surgery includes several surgical dental procedures.
The most common include tooth extraction, for non-restorable teeth that are decayed, damaged, or infected to the point that the tooth can not support any restoration.
Wisdom tooth extraction, for impacted wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth erupting at an incorrect angle. Often, wisdom teeth do not have enough room to come out normally or they are in the wrong position. Over time poor alignment of wisdom teeth can cause shifting or damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth are also more prone to infection and tooth decay due to the awkward alignment and the difficulty to keep clean.
Bone grafting, to increase bone density for healthy and successful dental implants and to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction. A bone graft may be needed to restore the bone to its previous form after tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Without a tooth and a tooth root, the jawbone is not properly stimulated, and the surrounding bone can atrophy over an extended period of time. Dental Implants can prevent future bone loss, but they cannot be placed until the bone is properly restored with a bone graft. A bone graft can not only qualify you for successful dental implants, but it can also rejuvenate your facial appearance. Restored density and position in the jawbone can help patients avoid premature facial aging, or the sunken appearance that results from lack of underlying bone.