DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY
Dental implants give patients an exceptional option for replacing missing teeth. This surgery involves multiple visits to your dentist. At the first surgical visit, a local anesthetic is administered. An incision is made to expose the bone where the implant will be placed. The bone is prepared and an implant is twisted into position. The incision is closed and allowed to heal. About 3 to 6 months later, following confirmation of osteointegration of the implant, the second surgical visit is scheduled. During the second surgical visit, an abutment is placed. The final surgical visit(s) involves teeth fabrication and attachment to the implant. Your dentist will discuss your dental implant procedure and create a treatment plan.
DENTAL SURGERY – Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. They are usually the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. Wisdom teeth are generally removed due to pain, decay, infection, gum disease, and damage to adjacent teeth. Removal may also be recommended by your dentist or specialist as a preventative measure or for other reasons such as orthodontic treatment.
Simple & Surgical Extractions
At times it may be required to extract a tooth. This may be due to disease, decay, or injury of the tooth. A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth structure without requiring bone cutting and/or sectioning of tooth. Local anesthesia is given to the patient, the tooth is extracted, and suturing is done when needed. A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure than a simple extraction. In addition to removing tooth structure, it requires cutting of soft tissue and bone. Every case is different and your dentist will discuss treatment options with you and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Due to the high complexity of some cases, a specialist may be recommended.