At Progressive Implantology & Periodontics, we offer a full scope of oral surgery services ranging from corrective jaw surgery and tooth extractions to wisdom tooth removal. With seven locations across Rochester, we also offer TMD/orofacial pain care, sleep apnea treatment, Confident Smile dental implant solutions and laser gum surgery services.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Third molars are also known as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth behiind your second molars. In many cases, a person's jaw is too small to accomodate the space for the wisdom teeth to erupt. When inadequate space prevents the teeth from coming in properly, your wisdom teeth are called impacted and need to be removed. Learn more about wisdom tooth removal.
Our goal is to save teeth. However, in some cases, if a tooth has been broken, too loose to save or too badly damaged by decay or gum disease, it may need to be extracted.
Soft Tissue Grafting
In some cases, a soft-tissue graft is needed to treat gum disease, reduce sensitivity and to cover unsightly exposed root surfaces to help prevent future gum recession.
Bone grafting is performed to replace or build up jaw bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease, trauma or ill-fitting removable dentures.
A sinus lift is a bone grafting procedure that is sometimes performed as a part of preparing an area for a dental implant. A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw for dental implants to be placed.