Oral Surgery

When the wisdom teeth are healthy, completely erupted and correctly positioned, it is not typically necessary to have them removed or extracted. It is only when the presence of the wisdom teeth begin to pose a threat to your health that we recommend having the teeth removed. For some patients, the wisdom teeth extraction procedure becomes essential when pain and infection have set in. For others, the extractions are performed when the potential threat has been recognized by the dentist.

Wisdom tooth removal is an oral surgery procedure that is typically performed by a specialist upon the request of the primary dentist. A specialist is trained to manage the complexities of wisdom teeth surgery and all ranges of anesthesia. If you have experienced the following symptoms near the back corners of the mouth, please contact our office for a consultation:

  • Pain at any level, spontaneous, occasional, or chronic
  • Infections involving the gum tissue and or cheeks
  • Cysts or tumors in the gums or in the jaw bone
  • Damaged teeth, tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease affecting the gum tissue or the jaw bone

These problems are commonly associated with unhealthy wisdom teeth. Rather than live uncomfortably while allowing the problem to compromise the neighboring teeth, contact our office for an evaluation and the proper treatment.


​Our teeth depend upon the support of the gums and the jaw bone, along with other tissues like ligaments and fiber for stability. Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of the diseases that threaten the foundation of support for your teeth.

When the health of your gums and the supporting structures are found to be diseased, we may recommend additional periodontal services to restore the health of your smile.

Scaling and root planing, often called deep cleaning, is indicated when plaque bacteria and tartar have accumulated below the gumline and along the roots of the teeth. This procedure ensures that all irritants have been removed from the teeth and that the gums have been disinfected so that the healing process can begin. By eliminating the irritants and reducing inflammation, scaling and root planing can reduce the gum infection’s burden on your general health.

Crown lengthening describes the procedure in which the height of the gum tissue and the underlying bone is reduced in order to uncover additional tooth structure. This procedure may be performed to create the proper space for a crown, to improve oral hygiene access, or for cosmetic purposes.

For inquiries regarding these and other dental specialty services, please contact our office today.