Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders Medical Center Logo

Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery services offered in Tomball, TX

Oral surgery is sometimes necessary to address functional and cosmetic dental concerns. With extensive experience performing surgical interventions, Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the skilled dental team at Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas, can repair damaged teeth and restore your smile. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about oral surgery.

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery includes a wide range of procedures that involve the mouth and jaws. While oral surgery may seem nerve wracking, the experienced dental team at Tropical Dental Care ensures your experience is as comfortable as possible. 

Along with offering most oral surgery procedures in-house, eliminating the need for specialist referrals, the team provides sedation dentistry to relieve anxiety and discomfort.

Are there different types of oral surgery?

Tropical Dental Care allows patients to undergo multiple types of oral surgery at its office, including:

Surgical extraction

Surgical extractions involve removing teeth through small incisions in the gums. A surgical extraction is necessary when you have a trapped tooth beneath the gum line. Overcrowding and impacted wisdom teeth are the most common reasons patients need surgical extractions.

Dental implant surgery

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that hold prosthetic teeth in place. If you have missing teeth, implants offer an effective solution to restore your tooth function. During dental implant surgery, the team makes an incision in your gums and inserts the titanium implant.


The frenum is the thin tissue that connects the lips to the gums and the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If the frenum is too thick or short, it can restrict mobility in the mouth’s movable soft tissues. A frenectomy involves removing part of the frenum to improve movement.

Periodontal surgery

Periodontal disease is an infection that damages your gum tissue. It’s the result of plaque buildup on the gums. If periodontal disease is advanced, non-surgical treatments may not be enough to restore your gum health. The team may recommend a type of periodontal surgery called gum grafting to replace areas of receded tissue.

Why might I need oral surgery?

The Tropical Dental Care team encourages oral surgery as a last result when non-surgical treatments are unable to effectively address oral health problems, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Infection
  • Dental abscess
  • Gum disease
  • Fractured teeth
  • Facial injury

The team uses digital X-rays, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), dental exams, and your medical history to plan your treatment and ensure the best outcome after oral surgery.

Call Tropical Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about oral surgery.