Broken teeth and missing teeth are a common issue that we treat regularly within our office. We always try to save teeth, but sometimes oral surgery is needed to treat these conditions. Thanks to Dr. Collett’s additional training, we can perform these procedures within our office. We also offer IV Sedation should you desire. Book an appointment with us today to see how we can help!
- Extractions – For those teeth that cannot be saved, removal is the best option to prevent large infections. We will thoroughly diagnose your tooth’s condition prior to recommending that it be removed.
- Wisdom Teeth – Wisdom teeth are the last molars in the mouth and often stay below the gums for years. As they begin to emerge, they can cause discomfort and crowding of the other teeth. In addition, they typically experience a variety of issues such as cavities, bone loss, infection of the gum, and bite problems once fully emerged. Thankfully, they can be removed before these problems occur, but it’s never too late to address these problems.
- Implant Placement – Missing teeth can be replaced through a variety of procedures. Dental implants offer the best solution in most cases. Dr. Collett will evaluate the condition of your bone through 3D imaging and recommend a timeline for replacement of your missing tooth. Using guided surgery, this is typically a quick procedure that causes minimal discomfort. The implant serves as the root portion of the tooth and will eventually be restored with a crown and abutment to provide you with a fully functioning tooth again!
- Bone grafting – When a tooth is removed, it leaves a large void behind. The longer the tooth is missing, the more the bone starts to atrophy, as well. Dr. Collett typically will perform a bone graft when removing a tooth that needs to be replaced to avoid these issues. The graft lays a foundation for the implant to ensure a successful replacement. Sometimes additional grafting may be performed when placing an implant, also. Thankfully, modern bone grafting is simple procedure that does not induce additional discomfort to other parts of the body. We also use your own platelets and growth factors through platelet rich fibrin to accelerate your healing.