Improving Oral Health
Often, we may recommend a surgical procedure in order to maintain the health and the appearance of your smile. If you have a wisdom tooth impaction or would like to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, then we may recommend oral surgery. Our team will take steps to ensure your procedure is comfortable and you enjoy a healthy and whole smile.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
As you approach adulthood as many as four additional molars may erupt. Known as wisdom teeth or third molars, these teeth can lead to a number of serious consequences for your oral health. The teeth may become impacted, only partially erupting and potentially leading to infection, discomfort, misalignment, and even damaging other teeth. Using oral surgery, we can remove the teeth prior to eruption, protecting the health and appearance of your smile.
What may seem counter productive at first can actually be crucial for protecting your oral health. Should a tooth become infected or end up severely damaged, we can perform a safe and comfortable extraction.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants can replace a lost tooth. Unlike dental bridges or dentures, these replacement teeth are anchored into the jawbone like a natural looking tooth. They can provide up to 25 years of tooth replacement and are designed to look natural. Our oral surgeons can place the dental implant post into the jaw, helping you achieve a beautiful new tooth.
Will the Procedure Be Comfortable?
Yes. We begin each procedure with the doctor administering a local anesthetic. We may then offer sedation if you feel anxious about the procedure. Dental sedation helps you enter a calm state. If you have questions about sedation or oral surgery then please contact our office today.