About Oral Surgery
Oral surgery is a more of an umbrella term for surgical treatments such as dental implants, teeth extractions and bone grafting. Dental implants, an excellent solution to restore missing teeth, are surgically placed into the bone and act as roots that hold dental crowns in place. Teeth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, but we try to not to extract if possible because we value each and every natural tooth. Having wisdom teeth extracted may be recommended if there isn't enough room in your mouth to accommodate these teeth. When there is inadequate space, you may find that your wisdom teeth may be impacted, partially erupted or infected. Bone grafting is a procedure that is aimed to add some bone to certain areas in the jaw. It can be used to help accommodate a dental implant or even help to fix a small bony defect. While a general dentist can perform some oral surgery procedures, an oral surgeon is required for others.