Sedation Options for Oral Surgery

An oral surgeon is trained to perform very specific procedures that can affect the entire oral cavity and lower portion of the face. For example, a person might see an oral surgeon for something relatively simple like a tooth extraction or something far more complex like full mouth reconstruction, which can include jaw surgery, tooth…

Sleep Apnea: What is the Pillar® Procedure?

The Pillar® Procedure is a safe and effective oral surgery technique designed to reduce or eliminate snoring, a common symptom of sleep apnea. For patients who suffer from this condition, snoring is often an indication that the airways have become partially or completely blocked during sleep. In light of the significant health risks posed by…

Crown Lengthening: Purpose and Procedure

Crown lengthening is a type of oral surgery that reduces the amount of a patient’s gum tissue and exposes more of the patient’s tooth material. This procedure can be used in a number of circumstances. Some patients pursue crown lengthening for purely aesthetic reasons, such as eliminating a “gummy smile,” while others may need the…