William Paul DDS - A South Bend Oral Surgery Practice

Oral Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons treat a wide variety of problems that affect teeth, jaws, mouth and facial areas. We are committed to providing patients with the highest quality of care, and we cover the entire range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services:

  • Exposure of Teeth
  • Removal of Teeth
  • Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
  • Repair of fractures
  • Dental Implants / Surgery
  • Bone Graft Reconstruction of the Jaw
  • Removal of Cysts and Tumors That Occur in the Mouth and Jaw

Tooth extractions, the removal of impacted, diseased or painful teeth, is one of the most common reasons why people need to visit an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

Implants provide an attractive way to replace missing teeth. With almost half of adult Americans missing at least one tooth, implants are growing in popularity. Since implants are permanent fixtures, they do not pose the instability problems people often experience with dentures.

Bone graft bone material is placed in an extraction site at time of removal to preserve ridge integrity. A bone graft may also be used for ridge augmentation or reconstruction to increase height, width and for volume of residual alveolar ridge.

Frenulectomy — also known as frenectomy or frenotomy surgical removal or release of mucosal and muscle elements of a buccal, labial or lingual frenum that is associated with a pathological condition, or interferes with proper oral development or treatment.

Exposure/Uncovering a tooth procedure performed to expose the crown of an impacted tooth not intended to be extracted.
Placement of device to facilitate eruption of impacted tooth placement of an orthodontic bracket on an unerupted tooth, after it exposure, to aid in its eruption.

Biopsy removal of tissue or cyst to be submitted to a Lab for clinical review.

Alveoloplasty with or without teeth extractions smoothing of the bone on the alveolar ridge, usual in preparation for dentures
Removal of Tori or Torus / exostosis a bony elevation or protuberance of boneS Overgrowth of bone Hyperplastic tissue removal of extra tissue

Removal of Teeth
Exposure of Teeth
Exposure of Teeth Exposure/Uncovering a tooth is a procedure performed to expose the crown of a impacted tooth not intended to be extracted. Before and after example of an unerupted tooth exposed for orthodontic bracketingSometimes teeth do not naturally erupt from under the gums. Many times these teeth need to be realigned with your existing teeth through orthodontic treatment(braces). Your general dentist or orthodontist may refer you to Dr. Paul to have the gum tissue on top of the unerupted tooth to be lifted up to expose the hidden tooth underneath. After uncovering or exposing the tooth, your dentist or orthodontist can attach a bracket to the tooth to position and align it with your other teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Removal of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Dental Implants
Bone Grafts
Bone graft bone material is placed in an extraction site at time of removal to preserve ridge integrity.
Other Surgeries