Oral Surgery

Oral surgery treatment is the process of extracting teeth.  Dr. Gelb has extensive knowledge and training on how to provide you with a smooth and comfortable removal process when necessary.

Many conditions can be treated with Oral Surgery which includes:

  • General tooth extractions
  • Removal of impacted teeth
  • Removal of wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

One the most common procedures is the removal of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, the last four teeth on the top and bottom of your mouth, typically surface between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people don't have room the in their jaw to accommodate them. Often times, the lack of room in someones jaw causes the wisdom teeth to become impacted so they can't properly surface.

If your wisdom teeth are are causing dental issues, it’s usually best to have them removed. 

Types of impacted teeth

  • Soft Tissue
  • Partial Bony
  • Complete Bony

What is Soft Tissue Impaction?

Though the crown of the tooth has broken the surface, a portion of gum still covers part of the tooth. Food can become trapped in the gum flap allowing for decay and infection.

What is Partial Bony Impaction?

The tooth has partially surfaced, but part of it is still below the gum and bone. This is also prone to infection and decay because of cleaning difficulties.

What is Complete Bony Impaction?

In this case, the tooth has not broken the surface and remains impacted in the jaw bone. This is the most difficult type of extraction to perform.