Surgical Dental Care
At our practice, we offer comprehensive surgical dental care services to ensure that your oral health is in top shape. Our experienced and highly trained team will walk you through every step of the surgery, using the latest techniques and technology to ensure your comfort and safety. We believe that every patient deserves personalized care, and we work tirelessly to ensure that your surgical procedure is a success.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the very back teeth that usually come in during your late teens or early twenties. Sometimes, there isn't enough space in your mouth for them to come out which can lead to problems.
A surgical wisdom teeth extraction is a procedure where we carefully remove these back teeth to prevent any potential issues. First, we'll take some X-rays to see the position of your wisdom teeth and decide the best way to remove them. Before the procedure, you'll be given a local anesthetic or possibly even sedation, so you won't feel any pain during the surgery.
During the extraction, we will make a small incision in your gum if needed, and then gently remove the wisdom teeth. If the teeth are impacted (meaning they're stuck under the gums or in the jawbone), a small amount of bone might need to be removed to get them out. The goal of this procedure is to prevent any pain, infection, or damage that impacted wisdom teeth could cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. Our main aim is to ensure your comfort and oral health.
Once a tooth is extracted, normal remodeling of the remaining space will occur making a future implant placement or tooth movement for braces less predictable. That’s why here at Pilsen Smiles we thrive to give you the best possible outcomes. Socket preservation is a procedure done during a tooth extraction where bone particles from an FDA tissue bank (allograft) is packed inside the missing tooth space and covered with collagen to reduce the remodeling of the extracted area, thus making tooth movements and implant placement more predictable.
After a tooth is missing, the best and least invasive way to replace the space is with a dental implant and crown. This titanium root substitute is surgically placed in office under local anesthesia in a painless manner. After 3-4 months of healing they will be restored as a permanent fixed tooth blending with the rest of your teeth. No damage to adjacent teeth needs to be done like in the case of a dental bridge
Immediate implant placement: In some instances, your provider will determine if you are a candidate for immediate implant placement. With this predictable technique, you can save 3-4 months of healing by placing the implant same day as your dental extraction.
Other Ways to Restore Implants Offered in Office
Fixed Full Arch All On X
Technology has evolved so much that nowadays when all teeth are missing (or planned to all be removed), we can offer you same day fixed restorations. After careful digital planning and design, all extractions, bone grafting and implants are placed and followed by a screw-in denture to keep you smiling. Usually this procedure involves 4- 6 implants per arch and can be done in office under IV sedation (or not) to keep you comfortable.
Have you seen memes of grandmas blowing their candles and her teeth flying out of the mouth? An easier removable way to keep and maintain your dentures clean and in place is to have implant overdentures.
With digitally designed click-on attachments over 4+ implants per arch, you can now smile confidently and keep your teeth to yourself with implant supported removable dentures.
Underneath your tongue and upper lip, there's are little pieces of tissue called “ frenulum”. Sometimes, this tissue can be too tight or short, which might make it harder for your tongue and lip to move freely. It can also cause problems like teeth misalignment, difficulty speaking, eating, or even brushing your teeth properly.
A frenectomy is a simple and quick procedure where we gently snipped the tight or short piece of tissue. This isn't painful because the area is numbed before the procedure. By doing this, it allows your tongue and lip to move more easily, and it can help improve your speech, eating, and overall oral health.
After the procedure, you might have a little bit of discomfort or a small amount of bleeding, but that's normal and it should go away within a few days.
Expose and Bond
Teeth (usually a canine tooth) can sometimes get “stuck” under the gum or blocked by other teeth. After careful treatment planning with your orthodontist and once braces are in place we can do a procedure called expose and bond to help you.
During an expose and bond procedure,
we work to bring that tooth into its proper position.
Here's how it works:
Exposing the Tooth
Under local anesthetic and after carefully reviewing 3D imaging, we'll make a small incision in your gum to uncover the tooth that's not fully erupted.
After exposing the tooth, we'll bond a small 'button' to it. This is similar to the brackets used in braces. This will help guide the tooth into its correct position.
a couple of stitches will be placed on top of the gum covering the newly attached button and over-the-counter medication will be given to keep you comfortable after your procedure.
After 2 weeks you only need to follow up with your orthodontist for treatment continuation.
Gums not only should look good but, play an important role in keeping your teeth in place and protecting the supporting bone.
Sometimes, due to various reasons like gum disease, your gums might become swollen, infected, or grow too much. Other times, a gingivectomy is needed to achieve aesthetic results for your smile.
This is a procedure where we reshape your gums with laser to achieve maximal health and aesthetics.
Gum Recession Surgical Treatment
This is a procedure that's done to improve the health and appearance of your gums.
In some cases, gums might recede or pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots or creating pockets where bacteria can accumulate. A soft tissue tunneling procedure is a way to address these issues and restore your gum health.
Get Care Now.
Surgical Dental Care can be life-changing for some patients. That's why it's important to receive care from the best Professional Dentists near you. Pilsen Smiles offers Surgical Dental Care with your comfort in mind. So don't wait on a better smile - book an appointment with us today!