Oral health plays a vital role in our overall well-being, and sometimes oral surgery becomes necessary to maintain optimal health and improve quality of life. In recent years, advancements in surgical technology and techniques have made procedures more efficient, less invasive, and more accessible to everyone. When issues arise regarding your oral health, an oral surgeon like Dr. Davis is employed to help restore function and achieve ideal oral health. Learn about common procedures and processes before, during, and after oral surgery. 

Common Oral Surgery Procedures

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often need to be removed due to issues like impaction, crowding, or infection. This procedure, performed by Dr. Davis, prevents potential complications and maintains proper dental alignment, which can reduce the need for orthodontic treatment. Due to the issues that can arise from wisdom teeth, the majority of the population will or already have undergone this surgery. Learn more about wisdom teeth removal procedures at the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute here

Dental Implants 

Dental implants have changed the world of tooth replacement. At the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute, we offer several types of implants, including a relatively new procedure called All-On-4. Other types of implants we offer include traditional implants or ceramic implants. Implants restore your smile and enhance your ability to eat and speak comfortably. If you’re considering implants of any kind, schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis today! 

Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery) 

Orthognathic surgery is performed to correct misaligned jaws that can lead to bite issues, speech difficulties, and even obstructive sleep apnea. This procedure not only improves functionality but also alters facial aesthetics for a more symmetrical appearance. 

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is often required before dental implant surgery to build up the jawbone’s density and strength to maintain the implant. This procedure involves transplanting bone tissue from one part of the body, like your chin, the back of your lower jaw, or your hip bone, to the jawbone to provide a stable base for implants. 

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a technique used to treat receding gum tissue, which can expose tooth roots and lead to sensitivity and other oral health problems. In severe cases, infections may become present and cause extensive damage to other areas in the mouth. By grafting tissue from the roof of the mouth or donor tissue, this procedure restores gum health, protects teeth from damage, and effectively treats gingivitis.

The Process of Oral Surgery 

Undergoing oral surgery involves several steps that ensure a safe and successful procedure: 

Pre-surgical Preparation 

Dr. Davis will conduct thorough examinations and may require imaging to assess your oral health and plan the procedure accordingly. Providing your medical history is essential to ensure a smooth surgery. If you have questions about what paperwork should be provided, please contact us before your appointment. 

Anesthesia Options

Depending on the complexity of the procedure and your comfort level, Dr. Davis or one of his helpful technicians will discuss various anesthesia options, including local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. 


During the surgery, Dr. Davis employs advanced techniques and specialized instruments to perform the procedure with precision and care. 

Post-surgical Care and Recovery 

Following the surgery, Dr. Davis will provide guidelines for your recovery, like paint management, dietary restrictions, and property oral hygiene. Adhering to these instructions will ensure optimal healing and complication-free recovery. If, for some reason, after a procedure, you experience discomfort, excess bleeding, or a fever, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. 

Advancements in Oral Surgery 

Thanks to technological advancements, oral surgery has become more precise, efficient, and comfortable. Minimally invasive approaches reduce discomfort, minimize scarring, and speed up recovery times for our patients. Advanced imaging techniques allow oral surgeons like Dr. Davis to plan procedures with remarkable accuracy, leading to more successful outcomes. Laser technology is used in various oral surgery procedures to minimize bleeding, reduce discomfort, and promote faster healing. 

Benefits and Risks

While oral surgery offers numerous benefits, it’s essential to understand potential risks and complications. Risks may include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, or unfavorable outcomes, which can be minimized by choosing an experienced oral surgeon like Dr. Davis and following post-operative care instructions. Oral surgery procedures improve oral health, enhance aesthetics, and restore proper functionality leading to improved quality of life for many patients free of complication. We would be happy to address your questions and concerns to ease any feelings of angst or discomfort. 


Oral surgery procedures have evolved significantly, offering solutions to various oral health concerns and enhancing both aesthetics and functionality. Prioritizing your oral health and considering these procedures when needed can lead to a healthier, happier smile. If you’re interested in exploring oral surgery options, contact the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute to guide you through the process and help you make the best choice for your individual needs.