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What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery refers to any dental procedure that requires cutting into the oral tissues. The procedure may be necessary when you have an impacted tooth, you need a sinus lift, or you require bone grafting. At Grand River Dental, we always use the most advanced, innovative technology on the market to reduce bleeding and discomfort, decrease recovery time, and optimize your final outcome. Learn more about your options for oral surgery in La Crosse below.

What are the Most Common Oral Surgery Procedures?

Wisdom tooth removal – Wisdom teeth can become impacted, causing a great deal of pain. This is why it is so important to have these molars professionally evaluated before they become a problem down the line. The removal procedure is simple and straightforward. The gum tissue is opened up, any bone that needs to be removed is addressed, and the wisdom teeth are then gently excised. Afterward, stitches are used to close any incisions.

Dental implants – Made with titanium, dental implants replace the roots of the teeth, providing a secure platform to house replacements. Implants are placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with your natural anatomy. Abutment posts are used to attach crowns, bridges, or dentures that improve your bite and prevent further deterioration in the mouth.

Impacted teeth – When a tooth is impacted, it does not poke out above the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth may need to be removed through oral surgery. Overcrowding in the mouth can also cause impacted teeth, a problem that can be addressed through orthodontics.

Sinus lift – After a tooth is lost, the surrounding capsule may collapse, reducing the width and height of the oral bone. This makes it difficult to place an implant. A dental sinus lift can redesign the area of the upper jaw between the molars and premolars by lifting the sinus membrane to allow the bone more room.

Bone grafting – When a tooth is removed from the mouth, it leaves behind bone that is slowly reabsorbed by the body, creating a sunken appearance.

Bone grafting is a procedure that can help combat bone loss by transferring donor bone from another part of the mouth or by using synthetic materials. If dental implants are desired, bone grafting may be mandatory. The best time to undergo bone grafting is at the same time as the removal of the tooth, whenever possible.

To schedule your consultation for oral surgery in La Crosse, contact us today!

Why Choose Grand River Dental for Your Oral Surgery:

At Grand River Dental, we are committed to making your treatment as comfortable and expedient as possible. Our dentists, Dr. Leo Malin and Dr. Rachel Malin go to great lengths to get to know each patient as a unique individual and not just another number. From our world-class team and compassionate staff to our state-of-the-art in-house lab and advanced, cutting-edge equipment, we provide a superior client experience from start to finish. Having an on-site lab allows us to customize your procedure far more accurately, providing you with the perfect fit and enhanced quality of life. This is just one way in which we strive to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to producing outstanding results.

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