When people think of oral surgery, they often think of wisdom teeth removal – and that’s it. Because this type of oral surgery is one of the most frequently performed, it’s become the automatic assumption that that’s all oral surgeons do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Oral surgeons like Dr. Gocke perform many procedures, most of which are life-changing. Below we will discuss 5 of the most common procedures performed by oral surgeons like Dr. Gocke. 

  1. Wisdom Teeth Removal

As we mentioned above, wisdom teeth removal is the most common procedure performed by oral surgeons. Many general dentists refer their patients to Dr. Gocke because he has the expertise and experience needed to safely and effectively remove wisdom teeth. Because he provides exceptional results and a full array of oral surgery anesthesia options, he is one of the most sought-after oral surgeons in the area.
2. Dental Implants
If you’re a resident who has loose or missing teeth, Dr. Gocke can perform oral surgery to place dental implants. This tooth replacement system is the most popular on the market today and gives patients renewed function and beauty to their smile. As a board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Gocke provides each of his dental implants patients with durable, natural-looking teeth they can count on for the rest of their lives.
3. Tooth Extraction
Many people assume that general dentists do all the tooth pulling. However, sometimes teeth can be so diseased, broken, or impacted that their removal requires the skill of a trained oral surgeon like Dr. Gocke. Whether you have teeth that never erupted in childhood, or teeth that need to be removed in order to aid in your orthodontic treatment, oral surgeon Dr. Gocke is the one for the job! He has more than 15 years of experience and the advanced training and expertise required to remove your tooth or teeth safely. Not to mention, he employs the use of oral surgery anesthesia to ensure your tooth extraction is pain-free.
4. Bone Grafting
If you have loose teeth, or teeth that have been missing for some time, your jawbone may be deteriorating. When this happens, a gap can be created, and if you hope to have dental implants placed in order to restore your smile, the bone won’t be strong enough to receive implants. Oral surgeons like Dr. Gocke use bone grafting to strengthen weak areas of the jaw to prepare for surgery or to restore facial structure.
5. Facial Trauma Restoration
By incorporating his years of expertise and skill, oral surgeon Dr. Gocke has an appropriate understanding of the aesthetics of the human face and can restore beauty and functionality for his patients who have experienced facial trauma.
Dr. Gocke provides emergency facial trauma care to patients who have:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Intraoral lacerations
  • Teeth that have been knocked out
  • Fractured facial bones, such as the cheek, nose, or eye socket
  • Fractured jaws, whether upper or lower

Call Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery Today
Now that you know that Dr. Gocke can do more for your smile than remove your wisdom teeth call his office today to schedule your initial appointment so you can learn more about the specific procedure you need.  With his years of experience, Dr. Gocke provides all of his patients with expert care and pain-free procedures to give them a smile they can be proud of.
Call his office today!