Oral Surgery

Houston Oral Healthcare Specialists

Lewis C. Cummings, DDS, MS

Periodontist located in Kingwood, TX

When you have advanced gum disease, tooth loss, deformed teeth, or poor oral health, you may require oral surgery to restore your smile. Lewis C. Cummings, DDS, MS, of Kingwood, Texas, has experience in surgical and nonsurgical methods for treating complex and advanced periodontal disease. He offers highly accurate diagnostic tools, computerized guidance technology, and advanced healing techniques to improve the quality of your oral health and get you looking your best. For a consultation about your oral surgery needs, call or schedule an appointment online with his office today.

Oral Surgery Q & A

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery refers to a category of procedures that involve your teeth, gums, jawbone, cheekbones, palate, and soft tissues. Only dentists with a specialization in oral surgery can perform it. A general dentist does not perform oral surgery.

Dr. Cummings has extensive education, knowledge, and experience in the field of oral surgery and surgical treatment of periodontal diseases.

You are sedated during oral surgery, ensuring you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Some restorations and courses of treatment require several different oral surgeries. If your treatment plan involves several steps, Dr. Cummings performs your oral surgeries over several weeks or months, with time between procedures to let you heal properly.

Why do I need oral surgery?

You may need oral surgery if you have dental problems, such as:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Impacted teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Bone loss
  • Deformed, misaligned, or broken teeth

Your oral surgery may be for cosmetic purposes, to improve the look of your teeth and gums.

Dr. Cummings may be your primary dentist, or you may be referred to him by your general dentist. If you are referred to Dr. Cummings for oral surgery, he works closely with your general dentist to help heal and restore your dental problems.

What are some types of oral surgery?

Dr. Cummings performs a number of oral surgeries in his office. He uses advanced technologies like CT-guided surgical planning, digital imaging, digital impressions, and plasma-rich growth factors (PRGF) to decrease the risk of complications and increase the effectiveness of your surgical procedure.  

A few of the oral surgeries he offers include:

  • Bone grafting
  • Regenerative procedures
  • Gum grafting
  • Periodontal pocket reduction
  • Dental implants
  • Full arch implant restoration
  • Tooth extraction
  • Crown lengthening, cosmetic and non-cosmetic
  • Sinus or ridge augmentation, to build up bone tissue for dental implant placement

Dr. Cummings is a highly skilled oral surgeon. He not only offers exceptional surgical care to his patients, but is a lecturer and instructor in the field of oral surgery and advanced techniques in periodontics.

Dr. Cummings knows that dental procedures, such as oral surgery, can be a major cause for anxiety and fear. He is proud to offer a variety of options for sedation to help you relax and stay comfortable during your surgery.

For a consultation regarding your own oral surgery, call or schedule an appointment online with Lewis C. Cummings, DDS, MS, today.