Dentoalveolar Surgery

- Reconstructs damaged teeth
- Visually appealing smile
- Fixes jaw alignment
- Improves mouth function
Your tooth may need to be removed for a multitude of reasons, including orthodontic considerations, extensive decay, gum disease, trauma, and more. For your tooth extraction, your dentist will work with you to determine the best anesthetic option to ensure it is done as safely and comfortably as possible.
Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
You may require a tooth extraction if you experience any of the following:
- Impacted teeth
- Severe tooth damage
- Infection
- Tooth sensitivity
Extraction Process
Your teeth will be numbed with local anesthesia before beginning extraction. Your specialist will expose the tooth by creating small cuts into gum tissue. A forceps tool is used to extract the tooth for effectiveness. After the tooth has been extracted, a gauze will be placed on top of the extraction site to prevent bleeding. You may feel slight pain and soreness afterward, but your overall smile will be optimally restored!
Third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, are your last teeth to emerge and are often wrought with complications. When your wisdom teeth become impacted, infected, or are likely to damage your other teeth, it is often best to get them extracted.
Oral Exam
The wisdom teeth are the final, four molars located in the back of the mouth. If your back molars are sensitive and painful, this may be a sign that you need your wisdom teeth extracted. To determine if you need wisdom teeth removal, we will take 3-D images of your teeth. Early prevention is the best way to prevent potential oral issues.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Before undergoing a wisdom teeth extraction, patients are provided with local anesthesia or laughing gas to alleviate pain. Your specialist will make a small incision into your gum tissue to expose the tooth. The wisdom tooth will be removed with a forceps or surgical tool depending on the nature of teeth placement. Gauze will be placed on top of the extraction site to prevent future bleeding. As always, take prescribed medication and antibiotics to remove bacteria.
Sometimes, your tooth may become trapped beneath bone or gum tissue, which stops it from growing in. When this phenomenon, known as an impacted tooth, occurs, your dentist can review your specific situation and perform the appropriate surgery to help the tooth emerge in your mouth in its correct position.
A soft-tissue graft is sometimes recommended to bolster the gum tissue to a specific area within the mouth. This Is typically done if you are experiencing gum recession, root exposure, or to prevent the development of soft-tissue related issues.
For more information about any of these dentoalveolar surgery procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact Premier Dentistry today.