Oral Surgery Blog Archives

The realm of oral surgery encompasses many different aspects of dentistry and oral health.  Many people are familiar with oral surgery through the extraction of their wisdom teeth.  While that is a very common procedure performed by oral surgeons, the scope of practice includes much more than this one category of extractions.

Oral surgery involves the treatment of both functional and esthetic dental problems in the mouth and the surrounding jaw and facial regions.  This includes the jaw joints (TemporoMandibular Joints or TMJs), and many patients who suffer from TMJ disorders or dysfunctions see an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment of their jaw problem.

Oral surgeons extract many teeth that have a poor or hopeless prognosis from deep decay, cracks, failed root canal treatments, or severe gum disease.  Dentists who do perform tooth extractions may refer teeth that may require a complicated extraction to an oral surgeon.

Oral surgeons have additional education and training in the treatment of medically compromised patients.  Many oral surgeons complete two or more years of medical school during their training.  When patients have complex medical histories, an oral surgeon can safely manage the entire body during any necessary dental surgery or other treatments.

Our doctors are highly skilled and compassionate in their care for our patients with oral surgery needs.

A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline of the bottom of the

Gingival Flap Surgery Can Correct Severe Gum Recession

A habit of poor oral hygiene often leads to dangerous amounts of tartar on your gum line, which is a common cause of gum disease. This periodontal infection needs to be treated early on to reduce inflammation before it causes your gums to recede from the teeth and create harmful oral health conditions including tooth