Oral surgery can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Dorsey specializes in a variety of oral surgery procedures, and is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest techniques and treatment methods for gentle care for all of our patients. With advanced technology and sedation options, you can get all the care you need, all under one roof.
Teeth are considered impacted when they fail to erupt and become trapped in the gum line. They can press on surrounding teeth and cause them to shift and crowd each other. This is incredibly common with wisdom teeth, and they require a more complex solution. To extract an impacted wisdom tooth, Dr. Dorsey will create an opening in the gum so he can access the tooth. He may need to divide the tooth into manageable pieces to be removed. Once the tooth is out, he will close the treatment site and provide you with guidance on healing and aftercare.
Bone grafting is a common procedure for patients who are receiving dental implants but have been missing teeth for some time. Using either natural or synthetic materials, we can provide support for weak, fractured, or otherwise damaged bone tissue. Bone grafting can help stimulate the formation of new bone to improve the structural integrity of a patient’s jaw, so it can adequately handle the placement of dental implant posts.
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Tori are extra deposits of bone that can form in either the upper or lower jaw. While most tori are benign, or non-cancerous, and do not need to be removed, there are certain situations that can call for tori removal. Patients who are getting dentures and have tori will likely need them removed in order to get their dentures to fit properly. Tori also should be removed if they are causing food to become trapped in the mouth, as impacted food can dramatically increase your risk for decay or infection.
A sinus lift is a surgical procedure in which bone is added to the upper jaw in the space between the rear teeth and the upper sinuses. Sinus lifts are performed to reinforce the structure of your upper jaw to allow for the placement of dental implants, so you can restore your smile.
An alveoloplasty, or ridge augmentation, is a relatively common procedure performed on the ridge above the upper front teeth. Performed either after an extraction, or in preparation for a denture fitting or dental implant placement, an alveoloplasty can help reduce complications and boost the longevity and comfort of a dental appliance.