At dentalhouse Woodbridge Dental, our dentists perform oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues, reduce tooth loss and improve your oral health.
Our Surgical Services
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of defects, diseases and injuries of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaws and teeth fall under oral surgery.
Issues of this nature may stem from infection, trauma, illness, poor oral hygiene or a combination of these factors.
While we always choose the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental issue, in some cases less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery will be required to correct the problem.
Dental implants are placed as part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. These small titanium screws function similar to natural tooth roots.
When combined with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown, a dental implant will look and feel much like a natural tooth, helping to preserve your health and facial structure.
Treating gum recession is essential to protecting your teeth. During a gum graft, a very thin piece of gum tissue is transplanted from the roof of your mouth to another area.
With a gum graft, receding gums can be repaired, exposed roots covered and associated symptoms such as severe tooth sensitivity and eventual tooth loss can be reduced.
While our goal will always be to save a natural tooth, this may prove impossible in some instances. Your dentist may need to remove a tooth if it's too badly damaged as a result of injury, decay or gum disease.
The tooth is removed from its socket in the bone during this procedure. Your dentist will discuss tooth replacement options with you, which may include dental bridges or crowns.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
For some patients, this third set of molars develops between the age of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth may develop improperly and become impacted or misaligned. They can crowd the mouth, leading to oral health issues.
If your wisdom teeth cause problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help preserve your oral health and make it easier to maintain a healthy smile.
Your dentist will add bone tissue to your jaw to help strengthen it so it can support a dental implant. During a bone graft procedure, special bone grafting material or bone from another part of your body is surgically placed on your jaw bone. Once the graft has healed, a dental implant can be placed.
During this type of bone grafting procedure, bone material is added to the upper back jaw at the position of the premolar and molar teeth to prepare the area for a dental implant. This procedure lifts the maxillary sinus membrane upwards to allow space for additional bone before bone is added.
During a frenectomy procedure, the dentist eliminates a frenum, a small piece of tissue connecting your lips, tongue or cheeks to your gum area. Our dentists perform frenectomies for babies, children and adults when the frenum restricts function. This condition is commonly referred to as lip-tied, tongue-tied or cheek-tied.