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Oral Surgery: What Is It and How Do I Know When I Need It?

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is any surgical procedure performed by a dental surgeon on the teeth, jaw, gums, or surrounding facial tissues. Oral surgery may sound daunting, but it's like any other dental procedure.

Oral surgery includes implants, teeth extraction, jaw surgery, and gum drafts.

When May You Need Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is recommended for patients who have already exhausted all other options of dental treatments.. No dental procedure worked out for them, and now the only way out seems to be surgery.

Some of the conditions that require oral surgery are as follows:

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is performed on patients who require dental implants but don't have enough bone volume and density in the jaw bone. The procedure involves removing a part of the bone from the body and using it to increase the bone mass of the jaw. This way the jaw can hold dental implants in place.

Tooth Extraction

There can be two reasons for performing tooth extraction services.

  • The tooth is damaged beyond repair and can't be salvaged by any dental procedure.

  • The mouth doesn't have enough room for a new tooth.

A tooth extraction is a very common procedure. A visible tooth can be removed by a non-surgical procedure, but surgery is necessary if the tooth is still under the gum.


In this procedure, the infected portion of the tooth is removed, and the filling is done later. This help prevents further infections.

Dentists opt for this procedure when performing a root canal is not enough to stop tooth infection.

Orthognathic Surgery

This surgery is performed as a corrective procedure for problems, including misalignment of the teeth and jaw.

This can also help fix speech and breathing problems.

Root Amputation

Root amputation is performed on a multi-rooted tooth when one or more root becomes infected. Surgery is performed by a maxillofacial surgeon and involves amputating half a tooth, leaving behind a single-rooted but functional tooth.

Waterfront Family Dentistry has highly qualified dentists in Frisco, TX, who can perform excellent surgical procedures. We also offer other quality dental procedures, including root canals, emergency dentistry, laser dentistry, and many other, in Frisco, TX

Our website has all the information regarding every procedure. If you have any other queries, contact us.


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