Radiant Dental Health in Fort Collins, Colorado, offers a range of oral surgeries. Our dentists tailor your specific oral surgery to your overall oral health restoration plan. We outline several of the services we offer below.
Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Dr. Caldon performs tooth extraction for patients with impacted wisdom teeth. The typical age for these non-essential teeth to appear is the late teens, but they can show up earlier or later. Because the jawbone is not large enough to support these extra teeth, they can easily become impacted and affect the alignment of the entire jaw.
Living with impacted wisdom teeth is painful, so we recommend having them removed as soon as possible. Dr. Caldon monitors patients throughout their teens to determine whether they will have wisdom teeth emerging or not.
Other Types of Tooth Extraction
People need teeth removed for a variety of reasons, including the following:
- The patient sustains trauma to the mouth, and Dr. Caldon determines that he cannot save the natural teeth.
- A tooth breaks due to the normal wear-and-tear of life, such as chewing hard foods or having a habit of teeth grinding. When a crown will not fix the problem or there is a danger of infection, extracting the tooth is the better option.
- Patients receiving one or more dental implants need oral surgery to set the tiny post and abutment in the jaw. Once the jaw has healed and bone has settled in around the replacement tooth root, the patient returns to the office to have the artificial tooth installed.
- Some patients require bone grafting before they can receive a dental implant. This occurs when the area surrounding the missing tooth does not contain enough natural bone structure to support the artificial replacement. Dr. Caldon removes a small portion of bone from another area of the mouth where patients do not need it and transfers it to the dental implant area to provide additional support.
These four procedures represent just some of the oral surgeries we perform at Radiant Dental Health. Because patient safety and comfort are priorities during all oral surgeries, we start each procedure by providing Novocain to dull pain sensations in the mouth. We do not proceed with oral surgery until we are certain patients are comfortable and cannot experience discomfort.
Reach Out to Learn More
Regardless of the specific oral surgery a patient undergoes, our dental team will provide complete instructions regarding pain relief and caring for the area over the next several days. We invite anyone who feels they could benefit from oral surgery to contact our office in Fort Collins, Colorado, today. Our telephone number is 970-422-1122, and our email is email@example.com.