At our office in Tecumseh, our dentists perform a range of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and care for your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth teeth and jaws need to be diagnosed and surgically treated.
Our dentists perform oral surgery to help many patients achieve better oral health when less invasive treatment options (while preferred) will not be enough to correct the issue.
As part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, your dentist can place a dental implant. This small titanium screw functions like a natural tooth root and helps to restore your smile. Together with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, a dental implant will look and feel similar to a natural tooth.
If your dentist determines that your jaw bone is too soft or too thin to support a dental implant, they may recommend a bone graft procedure. During this procedure, your dentist adds bone tissue to the jaw bone to strengthen it enough that it will support a dental implant. Bone grafting supports the natural growth of bone tissues.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this may prove to be impossible. A tooth may be too badly damaged as a result of injury, gum disease or decay. In these circumstances, your dentist may need to surgically remove the tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If your wisdom teeth are crowding other teeth, or are causing oral hygiene issues, pain or discomfort, your dentist may recommend having them removed to help preserve your oral health.