Has your dentist recommended that you receive oral surgery? Following is some helpful information on common oral surgery procedures – like tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and crown lengthening – offered at our practice.
Tooth extractions are performed for various reasons. Sometimes, a failing tooth requires removal because it is threatening a patient’s oral health or because a patient is receiving a prosthetic such as a dental implant or partial denture. Teeth might also be extracted when patients have extra (supernumerary) teeth due to genetic conditions.
One of the most common reasons for tooth extractions is the arrival of wisdom teeth. These teeth are not necessary for ideal oral function. In fact, retaining wisdom teeth could negatively affect your health.
Whatever the case for tooth removal may be, our team is well equipped to perform simple and complex tooth extractions.
Today’s tooth replacement options are superior to those of the past. One of the best ways to replace lost teeth is with dental implants. Implant dentistry offers structurally complete replacement teeth that look and function much like biological ones. Our practice provides dental implant placement for single or multiple missing teeth.
Grafting procedures can be used on soft and hard tissues. Soft tissue grafts are often prescribed to repair gums after treatment for periodontal disease while hard tissue grafts may be used to increase bone mass prior to dental implant placement.
Gum surgeries are useful for controlling the progression of periodontal disease. For instance, gum surgery can remove diseased tissue and also help encourage gingival regeneration.
Crown lengthening has helpful applications in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. A crown lengthening procedure can help mitigate the effects of teeth affected by an overgrowth of the gingiva as well as expose more tooth structure for the placement of a dental crown.
Our practice provides high-quality and comfortable oral surgery procedures. Call Thompson Dental today to reserve a consultation with our team.