Surgical tooth extractions are the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. In some cases, a dentist can remove the tooth with forceps alone, but in some situations, the case isn’t that simple. A surgical extraction may be needed when a tooth is partially broken or when the tooth is buried in the gum line.
Alternatives to Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed because there simply isn’t enough room in the jaw for it to emerge. This isn’t an evolutionary mistake; it’s due to the fact that the typical modern diet doesn’t contain the nutrients to allow for our jaws to fully develop. Therefore, it’s rare that a patient won’t need a wisdom tooth extraction.
Alternatives to Single Tooth Extraction
Intraoral Soft Tissue Surgeries
Soft tissue surgery may be needed if the health of the gum tissue is subpar. This is especially true for prosthetics such as veneers, dentures, and bridges. A few of these procedures include soft-tissue grafts, gum tissue reshaping, and crown-lengthening procedures.
2D and 3D X-ray Imaging and Oral CT Scans
These are special types of x-ray equipment your doctor may use to produce three dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. It is used for:
- Surgical Planning for Impacted Teeth
- Orthodontic Treatment Planning
- Diagnosing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Accurate Placement of Dental Implants
- Determining Bone Structure and Tooth Orientation
Nitrous (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. This is especially useful for patients that are afraid of visiting the dentist to calm their nerves. We will always monitor the procedure before, during, and afterward.
Do You Need Oral Surgery in Detroit?
It is important that you are taking advantage of everything great oral surgery has to offer. We value your safety and comfort throughout each and every appointment. Contact us today to learn more!