Oral surgery refers to any procedure that restores or improves the function or appearance of your mouth surgically. At Arizona Dental, we offer a number of oral surgery treatment options.
The best candidates for oral surgery are those in good overall health who experience issues that can be fixed with surgery. Patients should be willing to follow all instructions given by their dentists before and after the procedure.
Oral Surgery Options
Tooth extraction is an option if the tooth is damaged, causing pain, or it simply cannot erupt from the gum line. The dentist may extract the tooth due to infection or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
A tooth that is inflamed, infected, or severely decayed will not be treated. While extraction of this tooth can help the patient avoid infection and pain, it may also cause other complications.
Root Canal Treatment
If your tooth's pulp needs to be removed, Dr. Gerard can perform a root canal treatment. During the procedure, Dr. Gerard will access the inside of your tooth and remove any inflamed or infected tissue. Then, he'll fill the tooth cavity with a durable resin and place a dental crown over the tooth to strengthen and protect the tooth.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are hands-down the best option currently available. They look and feel like real teeth and provide numerous benefits. Dental implants are a long-term solution that can last a lifetime.
Dental implant procedures can be completed in as little as one day. After the implants are placed, patients need to wait a few months for the implant to heal. Once the implant has healed, patients can then receive a custom-made dental crown, which attaches to the implant. The crown looks and functions just like a real tooth.
Impacted Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth removal is often recommended when teeth grow impacted or sideways. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and prone to infection. They are third molars that erupt partially or not at all. These teeth can be painful and prone to infection, so they may require extraction.
At Arizona Dental, we ensure to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us from your nearest location. We will be happy to guide you further.