Our dentists offer oral surgery so you can maintain healthy teeth, gums, and jaws. Depending on what you need, our Grand Rapids dentists may handle your oral surgery or refer you to the appropriate specialist.
It’s not uncommon for people with periodontal disease to have deep pockets around teeth that fill with food particles and dental plaque. If you have periodontal disease, our dentists may recommend oral surgery to reduce these gum pockets.
During gum flap surgery, our dentist will lift back your gums in order to remove plaque and tartar. Once your gums are cleaned, they’re sutured back in place so they fit snugly around your teeth. If left untreated, the bacteria from periodontal disease can deteriorate your gum and jaw tissues.
Maxillofacial surgery focuses on treating your jaw and facial regions. For example, our dentist may recommend maxillofacial surgery if misaligned jaws are causing issues with speech and chewing. Dental surgery not only improves your appearance, but your oral health. Oral and maxillofacial surgery improves your quality of life because it eliminates issues that prevent you from eating and speaking properly.
Over time, dentures can wear away at gum tissue and bone. Fortunately, our dentists offer bone grafts, gum reshaping, and jaw surgery to repair your smile.
To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969.