Our dentists offer oral surgery so you can maintain healthy teeth, gums, and jaws. Depending on what you need, our Hudsonville dentists may handle your oral surgery or refer you to the appropriate specialist. Reasons for Oral Surgery Periodontal Treatment It’s not uncommon for people with periodontal disease (also known as gum 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 dentists 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 Maxillofacial surgery focuses on treating your jaw and facial regions. For example, our dentists 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. Denture Fatigue 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. Learn More Our Hudsonville, MI, oral surgery dentists can help you maintain a healthy smile. To learn more, call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online.