While ideally a natural tooth can be saved, this isn't always possible.
If a tooth has been badly damaged by decay, gum disease, or injuries from sports or accidents, it may need to be removed by a dentist for the benefit of your oral health.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some people between the ages of 17 and 25 will grow wisdom teeth. These are a third set of molars.
However, wisdom teeth aren't always functional. Crowding, pain or other issues may be caused in the mouth. If this is the case for you, your dentist may advise having your wisdom teeth extracted in order to preserve your overall oral health.
Periodontal and Soft Tissue Surgeries
We typically refer patients to a local dental surgeon who can provide a range of procedures to help treat disorders and diseases affecting soft tissues in the mouth such as the gums.
These procedures include:
- Frenectomies. These procedures involve the cutting of frenums connecting a patient's tongue to their mouth and cheeks to their gums.
- Gingival Contouring. This cosmetic surgery involves a surgical change to the gums of a patient to either raise or lower how high the gum reaches into their teeth.
- Periodontal Surgeries. This umbrella of treatments all address periodontitis, or gum disease, using surgical intervention.
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- Gum Grafts. This procedure transplants tissues from the roof of the mouth to areas of a patients' gums that are receded.