Extractions and Oral Surgery
An extraction is removal of a tooth usually due to of disease, trauma, or crowding. A skillful dentist like Dr. Pippin can remove a tooth or teeth including wisdom teeth with minimal trauma and minimal postoperative discomfort. In most cases postoperative discomfort can be managed with over the counter medications. During the procedure you will be kept comfortable with local anesthesia, and sedation if desired.
Other surgical procedures include:
- Reshaping bone in order to prepare for dentures and for implants.
- Bone substitutes, which stimulate the ingrowth of new bone into extraction sockets, may be used in areas where implants are to be placed.
Surgeries involving only the soft tissue such as removal of oral lesions or foreign bodies are often accomplished using a laser, which minimizes bleeding and requires no suturing.
If you are in need of one or more extractions or other oral surgery, call today for a no-obligation evaluation.