While we always like to save a natural tooth, in some cases this will not be possible.
If a tooth has been too badly damaged as a result of gum disease, decay, or injuries such as those from motor-vehicle accidents, work-related mishaps or sports, the dentist may need to remove it.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some people between the ages of 17 and 25 will grow wisdom teeth. These are essentially a third set of molars.
Wisdom teeth are not always functional and crowding or other issues may occur in the mouth, causing pain. If this is the case for you, your dentist may recommend having the wisdom teeth extracted to help preserve your overall oral health.
Sol Surgical Laser System
Our dentists use a Sol surgical laser to perform many of our soft tissue surgeries.
When compared to traditional scalpels, surgical lasers can provide less discomfort during dental surgery as well as quicker recovery times. As our dentists whether your scheduled oral surgery can be conducted with a laser at your next appointment.
Periodontal and Soft Tissue Surgeries
Our dentists are able to provide a range of procedures in order to treat disorders and diseases affecting the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth.
These procedures include:
- Frenectomies. The cutting of problematic frenums connecting a patients' tongue to their mouth and cheeks to gums.
- Gingival Contouring. This cosmetic surgery involves a surgical change to the gums of a patient to either raise or lower how high the gum reaches into their teeth.
- Periodontal Surgeries. This collection of treatments involves the treatment of periodontitis, or gum disease, with surgical intervention.
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- Gum Grafts. This procedure transplants tissues from the roof of the mouth to areas of a patients' gums that are receded.