Many people get nervous at the mere mention of the word “surgery,” and we understand that. That is why the dentists and staff members here at Abington Family Dental Care make every effort to ensure that our patients have a comfortable, efficient, and hassle-free oral surgery experience. Read on below to learn more about the oral surgery process and two of the types of oral surgery we perform.
The oral surgery process involves three basic phases:
While we make every effort to save ailing teeth, extraction is the best treatment option in some cases. This may occur if a tooth is badly broken, is suffering from extensive decay, or has become loose in its socket due to gum disease.
When we are extracting a tooth that is not impacted (stuck beneath the gum line), the procedure is fairly simple. After numbing the tooth and the area around it, we use forceps to grip it and gently break the ligaments that bind it to the surrounding bone.
When a tooth is impacted, the extraction process is more complex. We may have to make an incision in the gums and/or break the tooth into pieces in order to remove it. That is often the case with wisdom teeth.
The dental implant placement surgery is one of the first steps toward restoring lost teeth with the most reliable, longest-lasting tooth replacement treatment that modern dentistry has to offer. Many practices must refer patients to an outside specialist for this type of surgery, but we have the skills and equipment necessary to perform it right here in our Abington office.
During the procedure, we make an incision in the gums and create space in the jaw for the implant at a precise, pre-planned position. Once the implant is inserted, we close the gums so your body can begin the healing process.
Would you like to learn more about our oral surgery services? Contact Abington Family Dental Care today.