Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure carried out on the mouth, specifically to the teeth, jaw, and gums. There may be a few instances when you might require oral surgery to resolve some dental conditions that otherwise cannot be treated. Oral surgeries are not something to be afraid of since anesthetics are used during the treatments.
Dr. Kevin D. Fong, DDS performs standard oral surgeries like the following:
Impacted Teeth Extraction
If teeth don’t erupt out of the gums correctly, they could cause problems such as crowding, infections, or diseased tissue. However, this can be treated with a simple tooth extraction. Dr. Kevin Fong would diagnose your mouth and recommend if any misaligned or crowded teeth should be extracted to preserve the complete integrity of your mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are very routinely extracted because many jawbones do not have enough space to accommodate them. If they don’t grow properly, they could cause infections, swelling, and movement of other teeth. Simple oral surgery is performed to extract the wisdom teeth.
Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implants are tooth root substitutes that are surgically placed in the jawbone and could replace one or several teeth. They are the only tooth replacement option wherein the implant fuses with the jaw bone and creates a stable, long-term, natural-looking replacement for the missing teeth.
Call Dr. Kevin D. Fong, DDS at phone number (510) 783-1572 or schedule an online appointment. Email us at: [email protected] to know more about oral surgery.