When it comes to dentistry, certain situations may require more invasive treatment options, such as surgery. Luckily, advancements in dentistry have made oral surgery safer, healthier and more effective than ever. Wondering what services you can expect from an oral surgeon in Rowlett, TX?
Although our ultimate goal at Bayside Dental is to protect and preserve smiles, situations do arise where removing a tooth may be the best option for the patient and their oral health. During a surgical tooth extraction, an incision is made to properly access the entire tooth. In certain situations, the affected tooth may also need to be broken into separate pieces to be completely removed.
Wisdom teeth are the most common reason patients undergo oral surgery and are quite similar to a surgical tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth are the last molars that erupt around age 17-25, unfortunately for most patients, wisdom teeth are problematic, requiring extraction to avoid complications.
For patients that are suffering from an infected, decayed or even damaged tooth root, root canal treatment may be recommended. Deep inside the tooth, past the white enamel is the root canal, containing blood vessels, nerves and other connective tissues that keep your teeth healthy. During root canal treatment, the infected root canal is addressed, reducing the risk of additional complications.
For many years, dentures were the only option for replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles, however, advancements in dentistry lead to dental implants becoming one of the most popular options for replacing teeth in 2018. Dental implants actually involve surgically attaching artificial tooth roots and prosthetic teeth to permanently and securely restore smiles.
Think that your smile may benefit from oral surgery in Rowlett, TX? Contact Bayside Dental today, we would be more than happy to get you added to our schedule for a consultation. Our dentist in Rowlett can examine your smile and overall oral health to determine if you are a candidate and which treatment option is best for improving your smile.