Why do I need oral surgery?
There are a number of reasons you may need surgical intervention. Some of the most common oral surgeries include the placement of implants and extraction of large, embedded teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal
If you have a wisdom tooth that has become impacted, we can remove it and resolve the issue with oral surgery. This involves making a cut in your gum to access and remove the problem tooth, and is a common procedure.
If a broken or decayed tooth cannot be repaired with a filling or other restorative treatment, it may have to be extracted. Tooth extraction involves removing the tooth from its socket in the bone. An extraction will either be simple, performed on a tooth that can be seen in the mouth, or surgical, which is used for a tooth that has broken off at the gum line or has not yet emerged.
We can also use oral surgery to correct facial deformity issues. Abnormal facial growth may produce an imbalance in the growth of the upper and lower jaws, producing abnormal bites. These include protrusion of the front teeth, front teeth not meeting (anterior open bite), overbite, underbite and crossbite. When regular dental treatments cannot correct these conditions, surgical intervention may be required.
In cases in the upper jaw where there isn’t enough bone density for an implant, you may need a sinus lift. This involves lifting the floor of the sinus so there is space for bone grafting material to fit between the bone and the sinuses. This gives more bone material for the implant to fuse to, creating a much firmer foundation for the replacement tooth.