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Oral surgery may be required for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are when a patient needs a tooth to be extracted, when a dental implant is permanently placed in the mouth, or when a patient suffering from advanced gum disease needs gingivectomy to prevent tooth loss.
Extractions may be necessary if a patient has:
If a patient needs a dental implant restoration, oral surgery will be required to permanently place the implant. Dr. Holley, Dr. Brittney, or Dr. Duncan then places the restoration on the implant.
When a patient has severe periodontitis, his or her teeth have a much higher risk of losing stability and falling out. To surgically correct this problem, Dr. Holley, Dr. Brittney, and Dr. Duncan will:
The result is that the periodontal pockets are reduced to a healthy depth and the teeth and gums can heal and continue to function normally.
Regardless of the oral surgery you need, Dr. Holley, Dr. Brittney, and Dr. Duncan will ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Using topical or local anesthetics in combination with sedation dentistry, you will be able to relax and remain stress-free throughout your appointment.