The Different Types of Oral Surgery

By: Dr. Carolyn B. Walker


When it comes to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, sometimes oral surgery becomes necessary. At Leon Springs Dental Center in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Carolyn B. Walker and her team specialize in various types of oral surgeries to address a range of dental issues. Understanding the different types of oral surgery can help you feel more comfortable and prepared should you or a loved one need one of these procedures. These surgeries can vary from simple extractions to more complex procedures like corrective jaw surgery, each tailored to meet specific dental health needs. Knowing what to expect can significantly reduce anxiety and ensure you are making informed decisions about your oral health.

Why might you need a tooth extraction?

One of the most common types of oral surgery is tooth extraction. This procedure is often required when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged beyond repair. Additionally, extractions may be necessary for impacted wisdom teeth or to make space for orthodontic treatments. At Leon Springs Dental Center, Dr. Walker ensures that each extraction is performed with the utmost care and precision, minimizing discomfort and promoting a smooth recovery. Extractions can also prevent potential infections and complications that could arise from problematic teeth. By removing these teeth, you can maintain better overall oral health and avoid more serious dental issues down the road.

How can dental implants improve your smile?

Dental implants are another prevalent form of dental surgery. They are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth, providing a lasting and natural-looking alternative to dentures or bridges. The process involves placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which acts as a replacement root. Once healed, a crown is attached, resulting in a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing tooth. Oral surgery in San Antonio, TX, performed by Dr. Walker, can help restore your confidence and functionality with dental implants.

What is the role of corrective jaw surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery is performed to correct a variety of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. This type of surgery can improve chewing, speaking, and breathing. It can also enhance the overall facial appearance. As an experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Walker uses advanced techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients requiring corrective jaw surgery. This procedure can be critical for maintaining oral health at Leon Springs Dental Center.

Explore your options for oral surgery at Leon Springs Dental Center

Whether you need a tooth extraction, dental implant, or corrective jaw surgery, Leon Springs Dental Center, led by Dr. Carolyn B. Walker, offers comprehensive oral surgery options tailored to your needs. Each procedure is conducted with a commitment to excellence and patient comfort. If you suspect you may need oral surgery or have been referred by your dentist, don't hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation at our dental practice in San Antonio, TX. Our team is here to ensure your dental health is in experienced hands. Call us today to take the first step toward a healthier smile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.