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ORAL SURGERY

Oral Surgery.  Sounds intimidating, doesn't it?  We get it.  Which is why at Gledhill Dental, before undergoing any elected oral surgery treatment, we thoroughly review your proposed treatment options, so that you can make the best-informed decision possible.

So, what exactly is Oral Surgery?  Simply put, it's the process of extracting teeth to relieve discomfort or even pain.

This can include the removal of impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, or general surgical extractions to counteract overcrowding.   The most common surgical extraction is for wisdom teeth.

Other types of oral surgery extractions occur due to one of the following types of impacted teeth:

  • Soft Tissue Impaction – Though the crown of the tooth has broken the surface, a portion of gum still covers part of the tooth. Food can become trapped in the gum flap allowing for decay and infection.

  • Partial Bony Impaction  The tooth has partially surfaced, but part of it is still below the gum and bone. This is also prone to infection and decay because of cleaning difficulties.

  • Complete Bony Impaction – In this case, the tooth has not broken the surface and remains impacted in the jaw bone. This is the most difficult type of extraction to perform. 

Dr. Gledhill and his Restorative team, have the skills, experience, and knowledge to ensure that your oral surgery procedure goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. 

If you have a wisdom tooth, or impacted tooth that is causing you discomfort we encourage you to have it removed as soon as conveniently possible.