At Cornerstone Dental with Dr. Clark in Vernon, our dentists perform a variety of oral surgery procedures to treat dental issues and improve your oral health.
What is Oral Surgery?
Oral surgery involves diagnosing and surgically treating injuries, defects and diseases of the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, jaws, teeth and face.
While we always opt to use the least invasive treatment possible for any given dental problem, in some circumstances less invasive treatment options are simply not sufficient and oral surgery is needed.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that works much like a natural tooth root. As part of the process to replace missing teeth and restore your smile, our dentists plant dental implants. When combined with a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge, a dental implant looks and feels much like a natural tooth.
While we always prefer to save a natural tooth, in some cases this proves impossible if a tooth is too badly damaged due to decay, injury or gum disease. Thanks to dental sedation options and anesthesia, extractions have become less painful.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
The final set of molars to emerge in the back corners of a normal adult mouth are wisdom teeth. If these teeth are causing problems for your oral hygiene, your dentist may recommend removing them to help protect your oral health.