At our office when it comes to surgical extractions we love to hand them over to our Oral Surgeon. Surgical extractions may be teeth that are impacted, full boney or those real difficult wisdom teeth that create so much discomfort. Some surgical extractions may be due to such bad decay the tooth has undergone that it just isn’t salvageable.
Ridge Augmentation - A ridge augmentation may be used for 1 tooth or for several teeth in one area together. It is when a patient has had a tooth extracted or several teeth and as recommended typically by a provider to get a bone graft however failed to get one. A ridge augmentation is used to change that paper thin bone into contouring the bone to a point where you’ll be able to place an implant in the near future.
When undergoing extractions, bone grafts for implants patients sometimes feel uncomfortable with the idea of having to be awake through the procedure.
Coronectomys are often used when a patient is in need of having a wisdom teeth extracted however pulling out the tooth may be difficult or may not be the best recommendation. A coronectomy is when you cut off the crown of the tooth and leave the tooths in the patient's mouth. Due to attempting to remove the entire tooth it may touch a nerve and leave the patient temporarily numb or lose sensitivity in their jaw forever.
Bone grafts are placed in order to be able to regain bone in the area where you’ve lost a tooth in order to have the ability to place an implant. Bone grafts are always a combination of bone from a cadaver and a membrane in order to not allow the bone to grow into the bone cavity always placed under the gum line.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done a number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
CT Scan- Dental cone beam scans are used in order to have a 3D view of what going on in your mouth. Seeing your bone levels, nerve out lays and any unordinary discrepancies. Allows us to see deeper than a 2D x-ray.
A biopsy is performed when there is an unknown kind of tissue on any part of the mouth. A sample is cut off and is sent to the lab. In order to see if there is anything going on ranging from a virus, diseases or perhaps in more severe cases signs of cancer.
Every day, more than 100 patients receive professional assistance in our clinic.
At our office we range from many different types of specialities, however Oral surgery is a very diverse one. From ranging from implants and extractions to having the ability to be sedated all while the procedure is being performed. We provide a new type of bone graft that is being practiced around the world. Something truly beautiful and so rich with information.