Oral Surgery Plano, TX
Oral surgery in the care of the general dentist you know and trust in Plano, TX
“Surgery” means treating bodily injuries or disorders through physical manipulation or making an incision. Oral surgery is the area of dentistry focused on applying those techniques to teeth, jaws, mouth, or face. In many cases, Dr. Bindu Kolli’s patients from Frisco, Irving, and Plano, TX does not need referral to an oral surgeon. She handles most oral surgeries on site. Patients get the benefits of experienced surgical care, in a warm, familiar environment that puts their minds at ease.
Oral surgeries at Southfork Dental
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most commonly performed oral surgeries. These large molars are the last to come in at the back of the mouth. If there is enough space in the jaw and the teeth come in straight, they may not be a problem.
Many times, the dental arch is too small, affecting the position of wisdom teeth. They may become impacted – unable to fully emerge through bone and gum tissue – which results in facial pain, swelling or infection. Even if they emerge, wisdom teeth may crowd teeth that are otherwise straight and healthy, leading to cavities or need for orthodontics. A modern diet does not require third molars, so extraction is recommended.
In addition to wisdom teeth surgery, these procedures are performed at Southfork Dental:
- Removal of other impacted teeth (usually bicuspids or cuspids)
- Removal of teeth that are loose from advanced periodontal disease
- Removal of teeth that are too damaged by decay or trauma to save
- Bone grafting to prepare for dental implants or improve denture fit
- Dental implant placement
- Soft tissue surgery for cosmetic improvement in receding gums
- Flap surgery – a treatment for advanced gum disease
- Removal of benign growths in the oral cavity
About oral surgery in Plano, TX
The team at Southfork Dental talks with you about how to prepare for your procedure, and what to expect afterward. Dr. Kolli utilizes local anesthetic and oral or inhaled sedation, so surgeries are low stress with minimal discomfort. Most people who follow post-procedure instructions go back to work within a day or two and return to normal eating in a few days.
Become a Southfork Dental patient, for a lifetime of gentle dental care. Call 469-535-6939 for an appointment in Irving or Plano.