Oral Surgery is the dental specialty associated with tooth extractions (frequently wisdom teeth), dental implant placement, removal of pathology (disease) and realignment of the facial bones including the TMJ. An Oral Surgeon is the specialist who usually performs these procedures. This information on oral surgery dental implants and teeth extraction was created in our Extraction Oral Surgery office.
Wisdom teeth can cause significant damage to surrounding healthy teeth and gums. The flap of gum tissue that covers a partially submerged wisdom tooth also provides a great breeding ground for bacteria that can cause long-term gum problems around adjacent teeth. This type of gum infection can sometimes flare-up quickly and painfully without much advance warning.
A partially submerged wisdom tooth also frequently presses against the adjacent molar in front of it; this can cause a cavity in the healthy tooth. This can occur without symptoms!
These are some reasons why patients inevitably remove their wisdom teeth. Don’t wait for the damage to occur or for emergency pain before you seek treatment.
An Oral Surgeon is the specialist who typically performs these surgeries. He can remove one, two, three or all four of your wisdom teeth in one visit. The skill of a surgeon can have dramatic impact on the level of post operative discomfort.
To view photographs of Wisdom Teeth Extraction click on ‘Dental Photos’ at the top of this page and then in the left margin choose ‘Wisdom Teeth’. This section contains hundreds of photographs.