At Hilltop Dental in Duncan, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and to help improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
The diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries, diseases, and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, face, teeth, and jaws fall under oral surgery.
Though our dentists at Hilltop Dental always prefer to use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem, in some cases less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
The small titanium screw that functions similar to a natural tooth root is called a dental implant, which is placed as part of the process to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants help restore your smile and are paired with a tooth replacement such as a bridge or crown. They look and feel much like a natural tooth.
Wisdom Teeth & Extractions
While we prefer to save a natural tooth, there are some cases where it's not possible. If a tooth has become extensively damaged due to injury, decay, or gum disease, it may need to be removed by your dentist. Often wisdom teeth need to be removed to help preserve your oral health.