Oral Surgery Stuart FL


When people think of oral surgery, the first thing that comes to mind is removing your wisdom teeth (also called the third molars). Dentists typically perform tooth extractions when a tooth has significant damage, decay, or cannot be saved by root canal therapy. Additionally, if there is significant bone loss or it has an infection that will not resolve, it might be time to remove a tooth. While we do everything possible to try to avoid removing a tooth, sometimes, it’s not practical or cost-effective or a healthy option.



Dr. Crystel A. Riggs, DMD has been specially trained to perform various aspects of oral surgery. These days, we like to do more than simply remove a tooth and let nature take its course. We like to suggest additional options to preserve the bone structure for either a future dental implant, or to restore the missing bone with a graft to provide not only support but also an esthetic ridge for a fixed or removable bridge.


Here are Some Reasons for Tooth Extraction:


  • Non-restorable teeth with extensive decay or gum disease
  • If teeth have a fractured root
  • If teeth are blocking other teeth from coming in
  • If baby teeth are not falling out in time for adult teeth to come in
  • To create room for teeth to move if braces or Invisalign (Orthodontics) are indicated to straighten the teeth
  • If radiation treatment is being used, infected teeth may need to be removed in the radiation treatment field
  • Cancer treatment patients have weakened immune systems and teeth may become infected
  • Wisdom teeth extraction (the majority of people either don’t have enough room, or they are coming in crooked)


At Riggs Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of other related services in the area of oral surgery and facial esthetics in which we might use our LASER to contour GUM TISSUE, help with ROOT CANAL THERAPY, assist with treating SLEEP APNEA, and minimally invasive ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS.


Our office works closely with a select group of specialists to provide care for more advanced complicated cases, particularly those involving sedation, head and neck trauma, or TMJ surgery.


Call us today to discuss your needs and we will help guide you in making the right decision for your oral health. As with any surgery, we will review your medical history and go over any health conditions or medications that you are taking to make sure you are taken care of properly.