Advanced Dental Arts offers several types of oral surgical procedures, including extractions, alveoplasty, and crown lengthening. Request an appointment today with Dr. Othman and learn about your options.
An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth and is often the last resort after the doctor has attempted to save the tooth.
When to Consider an Extraction:
- If too much of the tooth structure has been lost due to cavities or fractures and the tooth is unable to be restored with a root canal or crown
- If a cavity has been left untreated for too long
- If there is too much bone loss
- Local anesthesia is used to numb the area and to provide a patient with the most comfortable experience possible during oral surgery
- Tooth is removed
- Patient can expect pressure or pushing sensation during the procedure, but should not feel any pain
Impacted Third Molars
Advanced Dental Arts does not perform wisdom teeth extraction (impacted third molars). If you need your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Othman will refer you to another oral surgery specialist whom he trusts.
After a tooth is extracted, a hole is left in its place. After the gums heal and the visible hole disappears, the bone may not have the proper contouring to support dentures. Often, the bone heals unevenly, or is jagged or misshapen before healing. Alveoplasty is the surgical procedure that is performed to smooth out the bone in order to prepare the area of dentures.
- Local anesthesia is used to numb the area and to provide patient with the most comfortable experience possible
- Incision is made on the gums
- Gums are reflected to expose the bone
- Bone is smoothed with dental instruments
- Gingival flap is re-approximated and sutured
- Patient returns after 7 days to have the sutures removed