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Oral Surgery


Oral Surgeon in Spotsylvania, VA

If you suffer from any oral health problems that require oral surgery, we can help! Smile Lake Anna offers several types of oral surgery in Spotsylvania, VA, to help you repair damage and restore function to your mouth.

Why is Oral Surgery Performed?

The main goal of oral surgery is to restore the function and aesthetics of the mouth by correcting problems with the teeth, jaws, or facial structure.

You may need oral surgery to:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Correct bite problems
  • Repair or prevent decay of existing teeth
  • Treat gum disease

Oral Surgery Procedures

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a type of surgery that is performed when bone loss occurs due to periodontal disease or from missing teeth. Sometimes bone grafting is also needed to repair facial injuries such as from an accident, that won't heal on their own.

During the bone grafting procedure, small pieces of bone taken from another area of the patient’s body (or from a donor) are placed into the affected areas. The bone will eventually fuse together to strengthen the jaw. Bone grafting is sometimes needed to prepare for dental implants if the patient's jaw bone is not stable enough to support the prosthetics.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to erupt. They often cause discomfort because they don’t have enough room to develop fully. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, which means they grow under the gum line instead of above it. When this happens, they can cause pain and complications if not removed.

During the wisdom tooth removal process, Dr. Clark will makes an incision in the gums to expose the tooth and carefully remove it. Then, he'll clean the site to remove any debris from the tooth and stitch the wound site closed. Recovery is quick and easy, and you'll be back to normal in no time.

Other Common Oral Surgeries

There are several different kinds of nightguards available today. Here are some of the most popular options:

Gum grafting

Gum graft is a procedure that helps heal the gums surrounding teeth if they have been damaged due to gum disease or periodontitis. During this procedure, healthy tissue is harvested from elsewhere in the body and transplanted into the affected areas.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has developed an infection. After cleaning out the infected pulp chamber and root canals, our dentist fills the empty space with a special material to restore strength to the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering the tooth again.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone and act as anchors for dental crowns. They're a great tooth replacement option because they look and function just like natural teeth.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

This surgical procedure reshapes the jaws to improve facial balance and appearance. Our oral surgeon may recommend corrective jaw surgery if they believe that your bite is too far forward or backward.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Dr. Clark is highly skilled in performing oral surgeries and will make sure you receive personalized care to meet all your needs. When you come in for a consultation, our friendly team of dental professionals will create a customized treatment plan to restore your mouth to its former healthy state. 

Need Oral Surgery? Contact us Today!

When it comes to oral surgery, we have the experience and expertise to provide you with a superior level of care. We understand how important it is to keep a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we take great pride in providing compassionate care that addresses all aspects of your oral health. If you want to learn more about our oral surgery services, contact us today!