What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery includes several surgical treatments we provide to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile. Dr. Natalie B. McCarthy strives to provide more conservative treatments when possible, but certain circumstances may make oral surgery the best available option for improving your dental health. Oral surgery in Greenville, North Carolina, may include the following services and procedures:

  • Tooth extraction – This may be needed to prepare for orthodontic treatment, to remove an irreparably damaged tooth, or to prevent infection from spreading to other parts of your mouth. The third molars (wisdom teeth) also often require extraction.
  • Jaw surgery – We may recommend this procedure to correct uneven jaw growth, to improve the fit of dentures, or to treat a TMJ disorder.
  • Dental implants – The first step in receiving a dental implant is the surgical placement of the implant post. This provides a foundation for replacing one or more missing teeth.
  • Facial trauma repair

Do I need oral surgery?

Our dentist and dental team will work closely with you to determine whether oral surgery is the right option for your smile. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about oral surgery and the various treatments we provide.