Category: Oral Surgery

Common Dental Conditions that Can Lead to Oral Surgery

When patients require oral surgery to address a specific oral health concern, it’s often for a serious condition that their general dentists can’t successfully address in their offices. However, for many patients, their condition wasn’t always that serious, and oral surgery wasn’t always the necessary course of action. Today, we examine how a few common… Read more »

What Does It Mean When Your Bite Is Imbalanced?

Balance and symmetry are extremely importance concepts when it comes to your oral health and bite function. They’re also complicated concepts that can be impacted by a variety of different issues with your oral health and structures, some of which may be serious enough to require oral surgery to correct. Today, we take a look… Read more »

Surgically Extracting Teeth Besides Impacted Molars

When a wisdom tooth, or third molar, becomes impacted behind another molar or within your jawbone structure, extracting it requires performing minor oral surgery to expose and remove the tooth’s structure. When surgical tooth extraction is required, this is one of the most frequent reasons why. However, it isn’t the only reason, and for some… Read more »

Serious Concerns that Could Require Oral Surgery

When oral surgery is recommended, it’s typically because the problem that the patient exhibits is too severe or complex to address with more general dental treatments. Given the specific nature and severity of the condition itself, oral surgery could help stop it from having increasingly more complicated effects on your oral health. Today, we examine… Read more »

Optimizing Your Bite’s Function with Oral Surgery

Oral surgery encompasses a number of different procedures designed to address severe oral health complications of nearly all types. For example, when wisdom teeth (third molars) become impacted, they can require oral surgery to remove the impacted tooth structure. If a tooth is lost, then surgically implanting a lifelike replacement could be the best way… Read more »

Scheduling Bone Grafting Before Dental Implant Placement

Before a patient has their dental implant placed, they will undergo an evaluation. This review is partly intended to find the ideal placement for an implant (or multiple implants). With that said, you are also being evaluated to make sure your placement will be successful. At our Santa Rosa/Rohnert Park, CA oral surgery clinic, we… Read more »

Could Oral Surgery Be the Answer to These Concerns?

Oral health treatments that involve surgery are not typically recommended for general dental health concerns. For example, some of the most common problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can usually be managed with minimally invasive treatment at a general dentist’s office. However, there are some conditions that could potentially affect most people to… Read more »

Oral Health Concerns that May Need Surgery

Unlike routine general dental care, not everyone will need oral surgery to repair or rebuild their smiles. However, the need for oral surgery is common for certain types of severe oral health concerns, particularly those that cannot be successfully addressed with general or restorative dental procedures. Today, we examine a few oral health concerns that… Read more »

When Oral Surgery May Be the Solution

Though not everyone will need oral surgery in their lives, there are several different reasons why you might. For some people, a chronic oral health condition can progress so severely that general dental care can no longer address it. For others, a congenital or other nonpreventable condition may be significantly impacting their oral health, and… Read more »

How Surgery Helps In These Oral Health Situations

Not every oral health complication can be addressed with general or restorative dentistry treatments. Though not everyone will need oral surgery in their lifetime, the need for it can have serious implications for your oral health, especially if you hesitate too long to seek treatment. Today, we take a look at a few conditions that… Read more »