Oral Surgery & Extractions
On occasion, an oral health condition may require a more aggressive treatment method than is typically offered by your general dentist. For these instances, College Drive Dental Associates offers innovative oral surgery services to restore your health and alleviate painful symptoms.
How We Can Help
Whether you are referred by another physician/dentist, or oral health issues are uncovered during an exam at College Drive Dental Associates, your dentist will work with you to decide on a treatment method that works best for you. You will be carefully informed of every option to ensure that you are happy with your treatment plan. Depending on your ailment, there are a number of procedures that can be provided by College Drive Dental Associates, including:
- Dental Implants – For missing or severely damaged teeth. This innovative treatment utilizes titanium implants that can behave as real, healthy teeth because they fuse to the jawbone.
- Bone Grafting – For weak or thin bone (often jaw bones). When the jawbone is not strong or substantial enough to enable a dental implant, we often use this procedure to strengthen the bone with bone grafting material.
- Upper Airway Treatment – For those who suffer from sleep apnea, or obstructed breathing in sleep, this procedure can offer some relief.
- Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery – For skeletal or dental irregularities, including a misaligned jaw.
- TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) or Facial Pain, Facial Reconstruction – For those suffering from pain in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull, these treatments can remedy damages or injuries and alleviate pain.
- Apicoectomy – For those suffering from infection after a root canal, this procedure is the treatment to remove infected tissue.
- Cleft Lip & Palate Repair – For those with a malformation to the palate and lip in utero that manifests as a physical split in the lip and upper mouth.
- Oral Cancers, Tumors, Cysts, & Biopsies – For those suffering from oral cancers, we offer a range of services to extract cancerous cells, cysts, etc. depending on the particular needs of the patient.
- Tooth Extractions – For severe damage, overcrowding, impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, and more. This is the most common procedure as it can remedy a number of issues.
If You Need a Tooth Extraction…
Tooth extractions are fairly common, as they can treat any number of issues. If you have impacted teeth, overcrowding, or severely damaged, rotten, or loose teeth, this procedure may help you. Tooth extraction is also a standard procedure in managing wisdom teeth, because they can often cause a lot of issues with surrounding teeth. Your dentist will monitor your wisdom teeth to determine if they are growing in properly, and extract them in anticipation of issues if necessary.
If your dentist determines you are in need of a tooth extraction, he or she will begin the procedure by providing an anesthetic—the strength of which can vary depending on the location of the targeted tooth within the gums. They will then extract the tooth from the socket in the bone, breaking it into parts first if needed. Your dentist will then provide you with all of the information you will need so that you can have a speedy recovery.
Want to discuss your surgical options further? Call College Drive Dental Associates to set up your consultation today!