Oral Surgery

These are the oral surgery procedures done in our office:

  • extractions: this is the removal of a tooth, or remnants of a tooth.  It could be a permanent, or deciduous (baby) tooth.  It could be a non-surgical, or surgical procedure.
  • Wisdom teeth removal.  These can be erupted, or impacted 3rd molar (wisdom teeth).  They can be completely visible, covered by soft tissue, covered by soft tissue and partially covered by bone, or completely covered by bone.  To determine if Dr. Wood can do the procedure, a panoramic (panorex) needs to be taken.
  • Frenectomy/Frenulectomy-a frenectomy is a surgical procedure on the muscle attachment from the upper lip to the bone in between the two upper front teeth.  This is usually done because of a gap, or space between the two front teeth.A Frenulectomy is a surgical procedure on the muscle attachment between the tongue and the bone behind and between the lower front teeth.  This is usually done due to a limited range of motion of the tongue.
  • Removal of Pericoronal tissue around erupted 2nd and 3rd molars due to constant inflammation and/or infection.
  • Removal of foriegn objects that may become lodged in the tissue due to accident, or injury.
  • Incision and drainage to drain an area that has abscessed.
  • Surgery to expose an unerupted tooth for orthodontic purposes.
  • Other oral surgery procedures that may necessitate an incision and sutures.