We make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have an advanced periodontal disease. In some cases the oral surgeon will recommend full sedation – especially if there will be more than one tooth extracted during the procedure. In this case, the patient is given anesthesia intravenously to prevent pain throughout the entire body. Patients who undergo a sedated tooth extraction will have no memory of the procedure.
Intravenous Sedation is a safe and comfortable way to sleep through your oral surgery procedure. We use the minimal amount of medication possible to make your visit pleasant and pain-free!
As dentists, our greatest desire is for you to maintain your own healthy natural teeth. However, circumstances sometimes change. Because of genetics, infection, trauma, or aesthetic concerns, teeth may need to be replaced. Dental implants are quite predictable as a tooth replacement option and very successful.
When compared to fixed bridges and removable dentures, implants offer numerous advantages. Better esthetics: Since implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, they offer a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives. Reduction of bone resorption: When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes. Placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone resorption and provides stability for this valuable tissue. Retention: Patients who have experienced dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients.
Mothers and their nursing babies are welcome in our office! We have extensive training in evaluation and treatment of anterior, posterior, and labial frenums of babies through adults. We use advanced techniques to minimize pain and increase the chance of a successful procedure.
TMJ and Facial Pain
Tension, Clenching, and Grinding, Oh my! The TMJ joint is a relatively small joint that absorbs a lot of force from chewing every single day. TMJ pain can present as a persistent pain in the ears, along the sides of the head, or down the back of the neck and be an everyday nuisance or a debilitating condition that affects your quality of life. Come and see us and find out what options we can offer to give relief.
If you were to be absolutely honest with yourself, how likely are you to doze while doing every day activities like watching TV? Reading a book? Or worse: waiting at a red light? Sleep apnea isn’t just uncomfortable for your bed mate, it is linked to multiple health risks and should be treated as soon as possible.
Lumps and bumps in the mouth are not uncommon to have. However anything that seems suspicious, is new; or getting larger, causing pain or bleeding; or is associated with smoking and alcohol should be evaluated immediately.
Accidents will arise and my cause injury to the skin, muscle, or underlying bone of the head and neck. We are extensively trained in surgical and non-surgical management of facial trauma.
Advanced bone grafting techniques
At times the areas of the mouth that is treatment planned for an implant or other surgical procedure may be lacking in adequate bone. Our advanced bone grafting techniques help to improve your chances of a successful implant.