Another excellent option for our patients who have missing teeth or other dental issues is oral surgery, which encompasses treatment options such as dental implants, the extraction of wisdom teeth, and bone grafting. In the case of dental implants, surgically placed roots of teeth are fitted to secure dental crowns. Removing wisdom teeth is recommended when there is not sufficient room in the mouth to house surrounding teeth, which can cause infection, impaction, or partially erupted teeth.
Lastly, bone grafting involves the transfer of bone from one jaw area to another and is recommended when patients have a dental implant. Both general dentists and oral surgeons can perform these procedures depending on the type of operation.