Oral Surgery in Houston, TX
What is Oral Surgery?
Expert Care & Comprehensive Treatments
Oral surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the head and neck. Under the expert care of Dr. Rashmi Poreddy, we provide a wide range of oral surgery services to help you get the care you need, all under one roof.
The Benefits of Oral Surgery
Oral Surgery Services
While an extraction is always our last resort, a tooth may need to be removed for the sake of your oral health. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia to ensure that you don't feel any pain. Dr. Poreddy will use specialized tools to gently loosen the tooth and remove it from the socket. After the extraction, she will provide you with instructions on how to properly care for the site to promote healing.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
While not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, for some, they can cause an array of oral health issues. These include overcrowding and misalignment, as well as infection or decay, especially in the case of impacted wisdom teeth. Dr. Poreddy uses gentle techniques, including local anesthetic and sedation options, to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure used to replace missing teeth. The procedure involves inserting a titanium post into your jawbone that will act as a replacement root. After the post has integrated with the surrounding bone, a crown will be attached to the top of the post to create a natural-looking tooth to restore your smile.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to rebuild and strengthen bone in the jaw. This procedure is typically done when the jawbone has deteriorated due to tooth loss or disease. During the procedure, bone graft material is placed into the jaw to stimulate new bone growth. Bone grafting is a safe and effective way to strengthen the jaw and increase the success rate of dental implants.
Alveoloplasty is a surgical procedure that is done after an extraction to smooth and reshape the ridge of bone that the tooth was attached to. This procedure is done to ensure that the jawbone is a suitable shape for future dental procedures. The dentist will use specialized tools to reshape the jawbone, ensuring that it heals properly and allows for a dental implant or bridge to be placed in the future.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure used to release the frenulum, a small band of tissue that connects the lip or tongue to the gum. This procedure is often performed on infants who are struggling with breastfeeding, though it can also be done for older kids or adults to improve speech and eating difficulties. Frenectomies are safe and can be done quickly with minimal discomfort.
Tori are bony growths that can develop on the roof of the mouth or on the inside of the lower jaw. In some cases, these growths can interfere with dental procedures or cause discomfort. Tori removal is typically performed under local anesthesia and is a safe and effective way to remove these growths.