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We’ll Solve Your Dental Problems With Oral Surgery

You probably don’t like to think about having a surgical procedure in your mouth. If you need one, you’ll feel better if it’s performed by an experienced dentist. Dr. Craig Sommer has been keeping smiles healthy for three decades, so if you need oral surgery in Colorado Springs, you know it will go smoothly. An oral surgery procedure from him and our team will:

  • Restore your mouth to health and help avoid additional dental problems
  • End your pain so you’ll be able to relax and feel better
  • Give you peace of mind, knowing your teeth and gums are in experienced hands
  • Prepare your mouth for treatments such as dental implants

If you have a problem you think may require oral surgery, call us today at 719-632-3591. You’ll find our office in Colorado Springs, near The Promenade Shops at Briargate.


Stop Pain & Bone Loss With an Extraction or a Bone Graft

One of the most common oral surgery procedures is a tooth extraction, and it’s one that Dr. Sommer performs in our office. While he will always try to save a damaged or diseased tooth with restorative dentistry, sometimes removing a tooth is necessary to avoid damaging other teeth and the rest of your mouth. If an extraction is needed, Dr. Sommer will do it as quickly and comfortably as possible. He’ll first numb your mouth with local anesthesia, and you can also receive laughing gas if you need it.

In addition to extractions, Dr. Sommer can perform bone grafts. This procedure replenishes bone that has diminished due to tooth loss or gum disease. It is sometimes done to boost bone density before placement of dental implants. He will place material designed to spur new bone growth into a small incision. In some cases, grafting material can be placed into the socket immediately following removal of a tooth.

For oral surgery in Colorado Springs, call 719-632-3591. You can also request an appointment online if it’s more convenient.

Common Questions
About Oral Surgery


When would I need oral surgery?

There are a few situations that would necessitate an oral surgery procedure. For example, sometimes an infection can be so bad that a tooth extraction is your best bet. And if you are already missing a tooth, then a dental implant procedure might make sense for you. Regardless of your situation, since Dr. Sommer has been keeping smiles healthy since 1992, you can trust that your mouth is in good hands with us.

Is oral surgery covered by medical or dental insurance?

There is only one way to find out in your specific case, and that is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Sommer will have to assess your unique situation, make treatment recommendations, and help you examine your insurance coverage. We will make sure to discuss any non-covered costs during your consultation so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Can oral surgery cause bad breath?

Oral surgery can restore your mouth to health and prevent additional dental problems. It can also end your pain so that you can get back to living a normal life. It typically won’t cause bad breath. That said, you need to avoid brushing right after a tooth extraction, but you can gently rinse your mouth with salt water to keep your mouth clean. If you have bad breath, especially chronic bad breath, you may have something else like gum disease going on, or you may be overdue for a cleaning and exam.