Bone Grafting

A bone graft adds volume and density to your jaw in areas where bone loss has occurred. The bone graft material may be taken from your own body (known as autogenous), or, in some instances, the bone graft material may be synthetic (known as alloplastic). You may need a bone graft for bone loss in your jaw if:

  • You require rebuilding of the jaw before getting dentures
  • You have bone loss due to periodontal disease

Please keep in mind, however, that not all tooth extractions require a bone graft, not all dental implants require a bone graft, and not all denture candidates require a bone graft. Every person has a unique situation, and your dentist at Barton Oaks will know what you need once a thorough examination is performed.

Tooth Extraction

Gone are the days when tooth extraction was a dreaded procedure. With advancements in dental technology and sedation dentistry, we ensure a painless and swift tooth extraction process. Tooth extractions are often needed before restorative dentistry procedures; you may need a tooth extraction if:

  • You have severe tooth decay
  • You have a broken tooth
  • You have an impacted tooth
  • You have suffered an injury or trauma to your mouth
  • You have severe tooth decay
  • You have a broken tooth
  • You have an impacted tooth
  • Your teeth are overcrowded
  • You have periodontal disease
  • You have suffered an injury or trauma to your mouth


Alveoloplasty is a surgical procedure (typically at the same time as tooth extraction) to smooth and contour the jawbone within the alveoli (sockets of the teeth). Alveoloplasty is generally performed before the placement of dental implants, and this oral surgery provides the dental implants a higher chance of success, retention, comfort, and stability. Alveoloplasty helps recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss from tooth extraction or other reasons.

Vertical/Closed Sinus Lift

A vertical or closed sinus lift is a specialized procedure designed to increase the amount of bone in the posterior upper jaw near the sinus cavities in preparation for dental implants. It’s a critical step for patients with insufficient bone height in the upper jaw.

Soft Tissue and Periodontal Surgery

Our range of soft tissue and periodontal surgeries includes:

  • Open Flap Debridement: Deep cleaning of periodontal pockets.
  • Operculectomy: Removal of the gum tissue covering a partially erupted tooth.
  • Distal Wedge: Removal of excess gum tissue from the back of the last molar.
  • Gingivectomy: Surgical removal of gum tissue for health or aesthetic reasons.
  • Functional Crown Lengthening: Reshaping of the gum and bone to expose more of the tooth for restorative procedures.
  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening: Reshaping of the gum line for a more pleasing smile.
  • Tori Removal: Elimination of excess bone growth in the mouth.
  • Frenectomy: Removal or adjustment of the frenulum to alleviate tension in the gums.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often require removal to prevent or address overcrowding, impaction, or infection. Our team provides safe and comfortable wisdom tooth extraction to maintain the health of your mouth.