Dentoalveolar surgery is a set of oral surgery procedures that deal primarily with the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth. At Everbright Dental, we offer a range of dentoalveolar surgeries to our patients. Here are some of the most common types of dentoalveolar surgery we perform.
Sometimes, decay, injury, disease, or orthodontic treatment causes a tooth to need extraction. In such cases, we work with our patients to determine the best anesthetic option that ensures the extraction is done in a safe and comfortable manner.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, the last teeth to emerge, have a high likelihood of complications with their growth. Due to their location in the back of the mouth, they are often obstructed by crowding within the mouth and may become impacted. They may even cause damage to surrounding teeth when there is not enough room for them to grow in fully. When wisdom teeth are impacted, infected, or are likely to damage other teeth, it may be best to have them extracted. Our experienced team will discuss your options with you and ensure your safety and comfort throughout.
Exposure of Impacted Teeth
For some patients, a tooth may become trapped beneath bone or gum tissue and unable to erupt. When this occurs, our team can review your specific situation and perform the appropriate surgery to assist the tooth in emerging into your mouth in its correct position.
A soft-tissue graft is recommended in some cases to bolster the gum tissue in a specific area within the mouth. Generally, this is done in cases of gum recession, root exposure, or to prevent the development of soft-tissue-related issues.
Please contact our office if you would like more information about these or other dentoalveolar surgery procedures.