Oral Surgery

1. Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A wisdom tooth is extracted to correct any of the following problems.

  • Your jaw may not be large enough to accommodate them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums.
  • Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. Food and germs can become trapped under the flap and cause your gums to become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of infection.
  • More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other teeth and bone, or the development of a cyst or tumor
  • One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.


2. Preprosthetic Surgery

Surgical procedures to create proper supporting structures for subsequent placement of prosthetic appliances.

  • Alveoplasty
  • Maxillary Tuberosity Reduction
  • Removal of Exostosis (maxillary and mandibular tori)
  • Removal of soft tissue excess
  • Frenectomy
  • Vestibuloplasty

3.    Surgical Management of Oral Pathologic Lesions


4. Bone Graft
Bone augmentation is a term that is used to describe a variety of procedures that are used to "build" bone. These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) bone or bonelike materials to the jaw, and waiting for the grafted material to fuse with the existing bone over several months.

There are several different procedures that can be used for bone augmentation. Your dentist will select a procedure depending on the type, location and number of implants to be used. If you need a bone graft, it is important that you and your dentist discuss all of the options available to you. After a bone-augmentation procedure, dentists usually wait 6 to 12 months before placing implants, although some dentists may place them sooner.


5. Sinus Lift
A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is a procedure which adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed. Sinus lifts have become common over the past 15 years as more people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth.