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Our doctors and the entire staff understand that dental procedures, especially dental surgery, can cause patients to become anxious. Other than anxiety some patients feel that their questions go unanswered but because we practice patient-centered care, all of our patients are treated like family. Our valued patients leave feeling confident that they’ve received the best possible oral surgery care.
What Types Oral Surgery Services Do We Offer?
We’re proud to have built lasting relationships with our community and look forward to building a great relationship with you. We focus and specialize on bone grafting and tooth extractions, and can make recommendations for the next steps if other oral surgeries are needed.
In the case that a dentist recommends you have dental implants, but you do not have sufficient bone density, we suggest a bone graft. This involves placing bone tissue into the deficient area. This can help you to qualify for dental implant surgery.
Bone Grafting Process
Before the bone grafting procedure, our dentist will evaluate the patient’s condition and determine the best type of bone grafting for them. There are different types of bone grafting, including autogenous bone grafting, allogenic bone grafting, and xenograft bone grafting. The dentist will discuss the pros and cons of each option with the patient.
The bone grafting process typically involves the following steps:
- – Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the surgical area.
- – A small incision will be made in the gum tissue to access the bone.
- – The bone graft material will be inserted into the surgical site.
- – The incision will be closed with sutures or tissue glue.
- – The patient will be given post-operative instructions and medication for pain management.
Recovery time for bone grafting varies depending on the type of bone grafting procedure, the size of the graft, and the patient’s overall health. Patients may experience some discomfort and swelling, but this can be managed with medication and ice packs.
To promote proper healing, patients will need to follow specific aftercare instructions. For example, they will need to avoid chewing on the surgical site and stick to a soft food diet for several days. Patients will also need to avoid smoking, as it can delay the healing process.
At our dental practice, we always strive to preserve natural teeth and promote oral health through various treatment options. However, there are instances when tooth extraction becomes a necessary solution to ensure the overall well-being of our patients. Tooth extraction is a commonly performed oral surgery procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While our primary goal is to preserve teeth whenever possible, there are specific situations where extraction is the most suitable course of action. Here are some common scenarios where tooth extraction may be necessary:
- – Severely Damaged or Decayed Teeth: When a tooth is extensively decayed or damaged beyond the point of repair, extraction may be the only viable option. If the tooth cannot be restored through procedures like fillings, dental crowns, or root canal therapy, removing it can prevent further oral health complications.
- – Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, due to limited space in the jaw, these teeth can become impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to fully erupt or align properly with the other teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to pain, infection, gum disease, and damage to adjacent teeth. In such cases, extraction is typically recommended.
- – Orthodontic Treatment: In some orthodontic cases, tooth extraction may be required to create sufficient space for proper alignment of the remaining teeth. Removing one or more teeth can facilitate the movement and alignment of the remaining teeth, allowing for a more successful orthodontic treatment outcome.
- – Periodontal Disease: Advanced periodontal disease, which affects the supporting structures of the teeth, can cause severe damage to the gums and jawbone. If the disease progresses to a point where the teeth have loosened or if they no longer have adequate support, extraction may be necessary to preserve the overall oral health and prevent further spread of infection.
- – Crowding or Malpositioned Teeth: In situations where there is severe crowding or misalignment of the teeth, extraction of one or more teeth may be required to create enough space for orthodontic treatment. Removing a tooth can help achieve proper alignment, enhance aesthetics, and improve overall bite functionality.
- – Trauma or Fractured Teeth: Dental trauma resulting from accidents or sports injuries can lead to fractures or extensive damage to the teeth. If the tooth is severely fractured or cannot be saved through restorative procedures, extraction may be necessary to prevent infection, alleviate pain, and maintain oral health.
It is important to note that the dentist always considers tooth extraction as a last resort, only to be performed when other treatment options are not feasible or would result in a compromised outcome. Your oral surgeon in Las Vegas will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss all available treatment options, and recommend tooth extraction only when it is truly necessary for your dental health and well-being.
Oral Surgery in Las Vegas
At our dental practice, we understand the apprehensions associated with tooth extraction and are committed to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients. Our compassionate dentist and team will ensure that you receive proper care, guidance, and support before, during, and after the extraction procedure. Rest assured, your oral health and comfort are our top priorities. You can learn more about our practice by checking our business page, and make sure to check the map for directions before you head to our Las Vegas location.