Dentoalveolar Surgery

If you need a tooth removed, it might be time to talk to your dentist about dentoalveolar surgery.
- Teeth reconstruction
- Restored mouth functionality
- Aids teeth and jaw alignment
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.
Common Signs
You may require a tooth extraction if you experience any of the following:
- Sensitive teeth
- Oral infection
- Decayed or damaged teeth
- Extraction Treatment
Before extraction, we will numb the area with local anesthesia to alleviate pain. To expose impacted teeth, minimal incisions will be cut into the gum tissue. Your specialist will use a forceps tool to remove the tooth. After extraction, gauze is placed on top of the site to thwart bleeding. You can smile like never before with newfound functionality!
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.
The Extraction Process
Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to erupt from the human mouth. The first indication that you may need them removed is sharp pain. During your consultation, images of your mouth and teeth are taken to determine if wisdom teeth removal is right for you. Detecting wisdom teeth complications as soon as possible is the best preventative measure.
To relieve pain, patients are given local anesthesia to numb the affected area. If the wisdom teeth are below gum tissue, the area will be cut to expose the wisdom tooth. The tooth is removed with a tool or surgical instrument. Sutures are provided and placed over the treated area.
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.