Oral surgery is needed when other, non-surgical means are not enough to address dental problems. Here are the types of oral surgery procedures that are most commonly done:
A tooth extraction is done when no other dental treatments can be done to save a damaged tooth.
Wisdom tooth removal
The removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is a type of oral surgery. The impacted tooth will need to be removed to address extreme discomfort, tooth decay, and other dental problems.
Periodontal surgery is for those cases when gum problems cannot be solved with non-surgical gum treatments. These surgical procedures include gum tissue grafts, reduction of gum pockets, and gum tissue regeneration.
An apicectomy is done to remove the tip of a tooth root, and is usually done when the infection is not removed even after a root canal procedure.
This procedure involves the removal of the frenulum – a thin band of tissue found under the tongue, and below the middle of the lower lip. A frenectomy improves the normal function of the upper lip, or the tongue.