When possible, our dentists strive to provide you with dental treatment that is conservative and noninvasive. Certain conditions, however, may make oral surgery the best available option for improving your oral health, function, and appearance. Oral surgery includes a number of surgical dental treatments that are aimed at helping you reach and maintain optimal oral health. Based on your personal dental needs and desires, Dr. King, and Dr. Jardine may recommend the following types of oral surgery:
- Dental implant placement – Implants are tooth replacements that are surgically placed in the jawbone in order to provide a strong, lasting replacement for your missing teeth.
- Tooth extraction – We may recommend removing a tooth if it is so severely infected, decayed, or otherwise damaged that we cannot provide an effective restoration. The wisdom teeth (third molars) must often be removed as well.
- Facial injury repair – Certain types of facial injuries may require oral surgery for optimal repair and healing.
- Gum surgery – Periodontal surgery may be needed if gum disease has progressed to an advanced stage that cannot be treated with less invasive treatment options. Gum surgery may also be used to improve the appearance of a “gummy smile” or an uneven gum line.
No matter the type of oral surgery you need, you can feel certain that our team will do all we can to help you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout your treatment. We invite you to contact us today at Smiles Dental to learn more about oral surgery in Camas, Washington.