Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is an umbrella term for surgical treatments such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions and bone grafting. Dental implants are an excellent solution for missing teeth. They are surgically placed tooth roots that hold dental crowns in place.

A wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended if there isn’t enough room in your mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth and they become impacted, partially erupted or infected. Bone grafting transfers bone from one part of the jaw to another, usually to accommodate a dental implant.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

If your wisdom teeth have already erupted, hopefully they’re not causing you any pain. In the event that your wisdom teeth pain is unbearable or lasts for days or even weeks, be sure to visit our office.

Although pain is a good indicator that wisdom teeth removal is the next step, it’s not always the case. For example, if your wisdom teeth have yet to erupt and there appears to be enough room for them to grow in straight, without crowding other teeth, a wisdom teeth extraction may not be necessary. Two things are likely to happen: we may take a “wait and see” approach or recommend removing the wisdom teeth preemptively. The reason for an early extraction is because as wisdom teeth grow, their roots also get longer. That makes them harder to remove and complications more likely. Discuss the risks and benefits with us about removing your wisdom teeth versus waiting; everyone’s situation is unique.