Oral Surgery Procedures
Oftentimes, patients do not have enough room in their jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth, which can result in discomfort, misalignment, and damage to adjacent teeth. As wisdom teeth are not functionally necessary, we can safely extract them before they cause damage.
For patients who are ineligible for dental implants due to sinus or jawbone structure, we can restore your candidacy with a sinus lift. During this procedure, we can lift your sinus membrane, creating space for a bone graft between the sinuses and jaw.
Ridge augmentation is a bone grafting technique used to restore bone tissue along the alveolar ridge. After tooth loss or extraction, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate. This procedure enables us to increase the height and width of the alveolar ridge, so it can support a dental implant.
Using advanced Piezosurgery® technology, we can precisely refine the jawbone without damaging surrounding soft tissue. With this system, we can perform ridge augmentation and other bone modification procedures using ultrasonic waves. This efficient method helps to preserve oral structures.
Tooth extraction may be recommended in cases of trauma, extensive decay, periodontal disease, infection, or overcrowding. To ensure your comfort, we offer sedation options during treatment. We can also perform a tissue augmentation or a dental implant placement at the time of your procedure.
We perform soft tissue grafting for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smile. In addition, this treatment helps to protect the tooth roots after extensive gum recession. During the procedure, we can harvest soft tissue from the surrounding area and implant it near affected teeth.
During recovery, patients should follow at-home instructions to promote proper healing. It is important to thoroughly rest and avoid disturbing the surgical site by maintaining a soft foods diet. Oftentimes, discomfort and swelling can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Bone loss can occur as a result of leaving missing teeth untreated, advanced gum disease, or facial trauma. Although patients with bone deterioration were previously considered ineligible for dental implants, a bone graft can restore your candidacy and add youthful volume to your facial structure.