Oral Surgery

Extractions

The main goal of dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible, however, there are times when it is in the patient's best interest to have a tooth removed. Our skilled general dentists are comfortable performing even some of the most complicated extractions. For those that become more complex, we have in-network oral surgeons to complete the extraction.

Extractions are usually carried out with local anesthesia, which will numb the teeth that will be removed, along with the surrounding bone and gum tissues. Whether it is a scheduled procedure or the result of an unfortunate dental emergency, our staff will take the greatest care in ensuring your work is completed as quickly and painlessly as possible. And for more complicated cases, other sedatives might be used, including centrally acting oral sedatives dispensed in the office prior to the procedure, IV sedation or nitrous oxide administered by our trained surgeons.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

The third molars are commonly known as wisdom teeth, which develop in the late teenage years or early twenties. The jaw bone is typically not large enough to accommodate this third set of molars so they are removed. By removing wisdom teeth, damage to surrounding teeth, bone, gum tissue and even nerves can be prevented. If an impacted wisdom tooth is in a poor position, it's best to remove it before it starts to cause pain.

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IV Sedation

Have a fear of dental treatment? Rest assured that it's possible to have an experience that's free of anxiety and pain. This can be accomplished by blocking your sensations of pain with local anesthetics or by giving you medication to help you relax. After providing your complete health history, we can recommend a solution for you. Aside from oral sedation (given by mouth), and nitrous oxide (inhaled), there is also IV sedation. IV sedation delivers sedatives directly into the bloodstream. IV sedation can only be given by those properly trained to do so. Sedatives administered this way work immediately and can be adjusted more quickly and easily.