Apicoectomy

An apicoectomy is done only after a tooth has had at least one root canal procedure and retreatment has not been successful. Retreatment is often not a good option when a tooth has a crown or is part of a bridge. Retreatment of the root canal would require cutting through the crown or bridge. That might destroy or weaken the crown or bridge. An apicoectomy is often considered in this situation.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.

Orthognathic

Orthognathic surgery can correct functional problems due to an imbalance of the jaw bones, such as speech problems, difficulty chewing, swallowing, and even difficulty breathing. It is also a very effective treatment for aesthetic concerns resulting from jaw misalignments. Part of orthognathic surgery may also involve the use of braces, either before or after the surgery, to correctly align teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots.  Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Dental implants improve the appearance of your smile, eating, speech and self-esteem. With proper care, implants will lasts patients a lifetime.

Impacted Canine Teeth

When a tooth fails to emerge through the gums, it is considered to be an impacted tooth. This commonly occurs in the case of canine teeth.  It is important to treat an impacted tooth in order to prevent the improper eruption of nearby teeth, cyst formation, possible infection or other negative changes in the jaw.

Oral Pathology

Oral pathology refers to the diseases of the mouth, jawsand related structures such as salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, facial muscles and the skin around the mouth.  The mouth is an important organ with many different functions. It is also prone to a variety of medical and dental disorders.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

A wisdom tooth is extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. A few issues that can occur when wisdom teeth come in are:

- If you have a small jaw, tooth may become impacted and unable to break through gums.

- Teeth may break partway through gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over. - Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause an infection.

 

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

(Specilized surgery in and around the entire face, mouth, and jaw area)