Simple & Surgical Extractions
We’ll help you preserve your healthy, natural teeth as long as possible. But in some cases you may have to get a tooth removed due to various issues - whether due to impacted teeth, periodontal disease, severe decay, or for orthodontic reasons – our oral surgeons are here to evaluate and decide if this is the treatment for you.
Why do you have to remove your wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth that are “impacted” are trapped in an awkward position and do not have enough space to emerge from the gums to develop normally.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause symptoms including: swollen, bleeding gums; and some jaw problems like pain, swelling or stiffness. It may as well damage neighboring teeth. The unreachable areas of the impacted tooth can easily become a haven for bacteria, which causes bad breath. This will in turn promote the development of cavities leading to infection.
If there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to be completely healthy then they should be removed.
After tooth extraction
This is typically performed immediately after the tooth extraction to maintain bone structure.
Preserving the thickness of the bone through socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the extracted site. This graft can be made of synthetic materials, such as bone from other animals (e.g. cows) or human bone. After putting the graft in the socket, it is covered up with a collagen membrane.
Whether in preparation for future implant site or just for any dental prosthesis, a good bone support will always be beneficial in the long run.
When you lose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. Your teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down into the space.
Consequences of not replacing missing teeth includes:
Jaw bone loss at site of the gap (resorption)
Neighboring teeth will become misaligned. (the teeth will shift and loosen)
Change of facial structure; speech and chewing problem.
A dental implant is made out of titanium posts (screws) that are surgically placed in your jawbone. Once implants are stable in your jawbone, they provide support for artificial teeth.
One if it's key advantages is that it can be placed and restored without harming the surrounding teeth (meaning they do not need to be prepared for a bridge). It offers the best way to restore your smile, prevent bone loss, and improve the health of your gums.
At the beginning of your dental implant journey you will complete an oral evaluation and consultation. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.