Our dentists at Dr. Sam Lee's office perform oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and to help protect your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws can have a serious negative impact on our oral health. Oral surgery covers the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
While we always choose the least invasive treatment possible for a given dental problem, in some cases less invasive treatment options will simply not be sufficient and oral surgery will be recommended.
Dental implants can be placed as part of the process to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile. This small titanium screw works like a natural tooth root. Together with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, it looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this will prove impossible. If a tooth is too badly damaged as a result of decay, injury or gum disease, your dentist may recommend having it removed and placing a tooth replacement.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of a normal adult mouth. If the wisdom teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health.