Oral surgery is recommended for serious concerns, the kind that can threaten your overall oral health. For example, extracting wisdom teeth or placing dental implants to address missing teeth. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about our approach to oral surgery, and about the procedures we offer.
Examining Your Smile and Planning Treatment
If you have a serious oral health concern that needs immediate attention, please schedule a consultation with our team. We will make a detailed examination of your smile with advanced digital technology, so we can look at your smile as a whole and make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, and also plan any necessary treatments in detail. Every smile is different, so we always take a personalized approach to your oral surgery.
We want to ensure you’re comfortable during your treatment too, which is why in addition to a local anesthesia to the area being treated, we can issue dental sedation. We will choose a sedation option based on your age, weight, medical history, and dental anxiety levels. You then enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. This can help patients with anxiety, or those undergoing more extensive treatment options. Just be sure a friend or family member is on hand to bring you home afterward.
Our team may need to conduct a tooth extraction if you have a decayed, infected, or damaged tooth that can no longer be treated with a crown. Otherwise, the untreated tooth could allow infection to reach other parts of your smile. We could remove wisdom teeth before it causes painful impactions, infections, and misalignment. Our team could also make room for orthodontics to remove teeth loosened by gum disease. Sometimes, tooth extraction means making room for a new set of dentures! After removing the tooth, we conduct an alveoloplasty to reshape and smooth out the area, so your smile is ready to receive dental implants down the road.
Placing Dental Implants
We can place dental implants to address more severe tooth loss, and provide new teeth that look natural and last for years to come!
Bone Grafting Procedures
If tooth loss has weakened your jawbone, you could develop an older appearance and your smile may not be able to receive dental implants. With bone grafting, we can add new structure to the lower jaw to rebuild what has been weakened, and to allow your smile to support one or more dental implants. We can use tissue taken from other parts of your body, or from synthetic sources.
If you have any questions about our approach to oral surgery, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Our Kansas City Dental Team About Oral Surgery
Our team wants to help address serious concerns like wisdom teeth, lost teeth and more. To learn more about oral surgery, give us a call at Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO at (816)531-8000!