Oral Surgery


We perform dental Surgery at our Office in Houston

Tooth extractions include simple extractions of teeth erupted in the mouth and surgical extractions that are more complicated extractions of broken down teeth or those still in the jaw bone.

There are many types of conditions that may require dental patients to receive oral surgery. Your District Dental dentist can provide a complete oral examination and x-rays to conclude the best course of treatment for your dental condition.

What types of conditions may require oral surgery?

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to develop and only emerge from the gum line when the jaw is large enough to make room for them. When this is not the case, oral surgery is required to remove them and prevent crowding to other teeth or infection below the gum line.

Removal of wisdom teeth should only be done while you are sedated and being carefully monitored.

Impacted Teeth

Sometimes teeth can become impacted below the surface of the gums and will require surgery to prevent damage or crowding to the surrounding teeth.

In addition to wisdom teeth, other teeth such as the cuspids and bicuspids can also become impacted and require removal via oral surgery.

Tooth Loss

Dental implants are one of the most common options for replacing lost teeth and can be effective alternatives to dentures. A dental implant essentially takes the place of the root of your tooth and is surgically anchored to the jawbone to stabilize an artificial tooth. The process of installing a dental implant is oral surgery and has long-lasting, natural-looking effects.

Removal of Teeth

Occasionally dental patients require the removal of one or many teeth. This may be required because of extensive tooth decay, abscess or infection – or perhaps to reduce crowding or make way for orthodontic improvements.

When a tooth is extracted, oral surgery involves cutting into the gums to remove the tooth and then stitching the gum area to allow it to heal.