Some dental practices must refer patients to oral surgeons when they need an advanced surgical procedure. However, our team is pleased to be able to perform oral surgery in-house. Our experienced team will walk you through every step of the process, from forming your custom treatment plan at your consultation to providing aftercare instructions for a smooth healing process.
At Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, we provide oral surgery as a part of restorative dentistry to help patients restore the full function and health of their smiles.
Types of Oral Surgery in Cedar Park, TX
We provide extractions, implants, and grafting services. Learn more about oral surgery below:
Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons. If a tooth has received many fillings and root canals, sometimes the structure of the tooth becomes too weak, and we need to remove and replace the tooth. In other cases, we remove crowded and infected teeth.
We may also remove teeth as part of a patient’s orthodontic treatment plan or in anticipation of receiving full dentures. We want patients to keep their natural teeth as much as possible, but sometimes extractions are the best option.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth removals are common kinds of dental extractions. Our dental care team typically recommends this to patients in their late teens or early twenties. Some patients’ wisdom teeth grow in correctly, but in cases where the teeth are impacted, causing misalignment issues, or don’t have enough room to grow in properly, one or more wisdom teeth will likely have to be removed.
During dental implant treatment, an oral surgeon inserts a titanium post into the jawbone. While implant surgery is more invasive than a dental bridge or removable denture, dental implants feel sturdy and look natural. Implant-supported dentures only require a few implants to secure an arch, which is ideal for patients with several missing teeth.
Gum and Bone Grafting
Grafting can restore receding gum lines and areas of jawbone loss. Unfortunately, the gums and jawbones cannot grow back or repair themselves over time. With gum grafting, we typically take some tissue from the roof of your mouth and place it where it’s needed. During bone grafting treatment, we secure donor bone in the jaw.
When a patient is undergoing a more advanced restorative procedure, we understand that it can be an intimidating process. Whether you’re scheduling bone graft and dental implant surgeries or coming to see us for a routine cleaning, we always want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Vista Ridge Family Dentistry offers safe and effective dental sedation services, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation, that make oral surgery and other treatments much more pleasant.
Contact Our Dental Office
Schedule a dental appointment with us on our website. You can also call Vista Ridge Family Dentistry at 512-866-9654. If you have any questions or you’d like to learn more, feel free to give us a call or send us a message.